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Montana’s 50+ voters hold the key

| May 23, 2024 12:00 AM

Montanans are considering who to vote for in the upcoming primary election on June 4 – and the candidates are doing everything they can to try to earn those votes. One fact should be top of mind: voters 50-plus decide elections, and candidates who ignore this powerful segment of the electorate do so at their own peril. 

Voters 50-plus are the majority in every election. In fact, in 2022, 65% of the electorate in Montana was 50-plus.

We want to see politicians address our day-to-day challenges, such as caring for our loved ones to keep them out of costly, taxpayer-funded nursing homes and addressing skyrocketing property taxes.

As a retired educator, protecting retirement security is especially important – candidates that support protection of our hard-earned Social Security will earn my vote.

Voters 50-plus have the power to decide many key races in Congress, the White House and right here at home in Montana, regardless of political affiliation. I intend to make my voice heard and I invite retired educators and 50-plus voters to join me.

– Marilyn Hamer

Executive Director, Montana Retired Educators Association

Great Falls