Franke Wilmer for Senate District 32
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May 30th, 2012 | MTPR NEWS

EMILY's List and CAROL's List Endorse Franke Wilmer for Senate District 32

WASHINGTON, D.C. and HELENA, MT EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, has endorsed Franke Wilmer for Senate District 32, which spans the area from MSU west on College St. and Huffine Lane to Four Corners, down into the canyon including Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, and West Yellowstone. Earlier, Wilmer was endorsed by the newly formed Carol's List -- a Montana organization that supports women in politics, named after Senator Carol Williams who served 8 years in the Montana state senate was both majority and minority leader during that time.

"Franke Wilmer has strong roots in Montana and a history of standing up for her community," said Denise Feriozzi, EMILY's List Political Director. "Franke is a fierce advocate for women, the environment, and bringing jobs to hardworking Montana families. The EMILY's List community now more than three million members strong is excited to support her candidacy."

Franke Wilmer has lived in Bozeman and taught at MSU for 20 years, where she is a full professor. She was one of the founding members of the Gallatin Valley Human Rights Task Force. From 2001-2005, she served as Department Head in Political Science and from 2005-2007, she Chaired the Montana Human Rights Commission.

In 2006, she ran for and won a seat in the Montana House of Representatives. She ran and won again in 2008, 2010 and 2012. She has served as Speaker Pro Tempore in the 2011 session, on the Environmental Quality Council, the Governor's Financial Capital Advisory Council, and as legislative liaison to the Montana Board of Investments. She has served four terms on the State Administration and Veterans Affairs and House Education Committees. She was named "Legislator of the Year" by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Montana Chapter, in 2011. In the 2013 session, she was vice-chair of House Fish, Wildlife and Parks committee. All of the bills Franke has passed have had bipartisan support in both houses.

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May 21st , 2012 | Montana

WIlmer's Campaign Continues to Gain Momentum with Endorsements

March 29th, 2012 |

Franke Wilmer is Worth Supporting

Glenn Greenwald recently wrote an article for that highlighted Franke Wilmer as one of three congressional candidates that are "genuinely exciting and viable, and thus very much worthy of attention and support." Click below to read the entire article on

March 26th, 2012 | Democracy For America

Democracy for America Endorses Franke

Today Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Franke Wilmer. Wilmer has a strong progressive record in Montana as a state legislator for Montana’s 64th district.

"Franke is the kind of woman Montanan’s should send to Washington," said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. "She's always been a fighter for middle class Montanans and understands that we can't dismantle programs that made this country great. Her candidacy will bring a true progressive to Washington representing the needs of her state."

March 12th , 2012 | AFSCME

AFSCME Endorses Franke Wilmer

HELENA The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 9 and their 59 locals and 1,800 members in Montana along with AFSCME International that represents 1.6 million workers have endorsed Franke Wilmer for U.S. Congress.

February,  26th , 2012 | MSNBC

Wilmer Appears on Rev. Al Sharpton's Program

Montanas top judge, Richard Cebull has been criticized for sending a racist email about President Obama. Hes scheduled to return to the bench tomorrow. State Rep. Frankie Willmer and Joe Madison join Politics Nation to discuss. 



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