Billings lawyer announces run for US Congress - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

Billings lawyer announces run for US Congress

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS, Mont. -

Billings lawyer John Heenan will seek the Democratic nomination for Montana’s lone congressional seat.

Heenan announced Monday that he hopes to challenge for Greg Gianforte's Congressional seat in 2018.

In his announcement letter Heenan writes:

“Like many of you, I feel that Congress is corrupt and has put the needs of corporations and wealthy special interests ahead of working people and working families. Montana deserves a representative who will hold Washington accountable and put the interests of Montanans and their families first. As someone who has fought on behalf of Montanans in court against corporate special interests, I am running to fight for all of us whose voices are not being heard in Washington.”

“I value hard work like most Montanans. I believe that people should not have to struggle to find a job if they are willing to work hard. People who work hard should not have to struggle provide for themselves and their family. As a small business owner, I have been fortunate enough to help create jobs in my community. But I know how difficult it can be to get a business off the ground. One of my top priorities is to streamline regulations to encourage small businesses and other companies to invest in Montana and create good paying jobs for our communities.”

“The rich and powerful have been waging war on the middle class for many years now. Their solution for everything is to throw money at themselves under the false claim that it will ‘trickle down.’ The truth is you don’t help working Montanans by giving more and more money to the rich. You help working Montanans by providing tax relief to the working class. You help their children gain access to affordable college education and vocational schools that equips them with skills to compete in the 21st century. You help working families by making healthcare accessible and affordable, and by creating good paying jobs across the state.”

“With the recent healthcare bill that failed in the Senate, it’s not hard to see why people feel like Washington has failed them. Republicans in Congress have been promising ‘repeal and replace’ to us for seven years now. Instead of coming up with any solutions during that time to make health coverage available and affordable to Montanans, they pushed to take away health insurance from 15 million Americans- including 70,000 Montanans- and cause premiums to increase for families across the country just so they could give a tax break to the wealthy. Rural communities and hospitals would have been devastated by this legislation. I have represented countless families who went from middle class to bankrupt solely due to a medical crisis. This just should not happen in America. When I get to Congress, I’ll roll up my sleeves and get to work on coming up with solutions that increase access to quality, affordable health care for Montanans.”

“In the coming weeks and months ahead, I look forward to meeting Montanans across the state, listening to their hopes and concerns and sharing our common values.”

For more information, please email info@heenanforcongress.com

  • LocalMore>>

  • Rise together women's march marks its second year in the magic city

    Rise together women's march marks its second year in the magic city

    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:10 PM EST2018-01-21 01:10:04 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:10 PM EST2018-01-21 01:10:04 GMT

    Across the United States, activists are taking a stand and showing support in women's empowerment and to call for equal rights.

    Across the United States, activists are taking a stand and showing support in women's empowerment and to call for equal rights.

  • Twitter to inform users taken advantage of by Russian Troll farms

    Twitter to inform users taken advantage of by Russian Troll farms

    Saturday, January 20 2018 3:26 PM EST2018-01-20 20:26:28 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 3:26 PM EST2018-01-20 20:26:28 GMT

    Twitter will reach out to users who were taken in by Russian trolls farms during the last presidential race. The company says it will e-mail notifications to about seven-hundred-thousand Americans. 

    Twitter will reach out to users who were taken in by Russian trolls farms during the last presidential race. The company says it will e-mail notifications to about seven-hundred-thousand Americans. 

  • DOW record high affects your 401K

    DOW record high affects your 401K

    Friday, January 19 2018 10:07 PM EST2018-01-20 03:07:25 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 10:07 PM EST2018-01-20 03:07:25 GMT
    The DOW Jones reaches a historic high of 26,000 points this week. What impacts will it have for your investments and 401K? Everyone knows the stock markets rides a little like a roller coaster. So with the DOW reaching 26,000 points for the first time ever; is it bound to drop anytime soon? Well if you're close to retirement it might be hard to know whether to get out now or ride the stock market high. Gary Buchanan, CEO of Billings-based Buchanan Capital, said when the stock ma...
    The DOW Jones reaches a historic high of 26,000 points this week. What impacts will it have for your investments and 401K? Everyone knows the stock markets rides a little like a roller coaster. So with the DOW reaching 26,000 points for the first time ever; is it bound to drop anytime soon? Well if you're close to retirement it might be hard to know whether to get out now or ride the stock market high. Gary Buchanan, CEO of Billings-based Buchanan Capital, said when the stock ma...
  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Wyoming man gets life in prison for killing 3-year-old

    Wyoming man gets life in prison for killing 3-year-old

    Friday, January 19 2018 11:58 PM EST2018-01-20 04:58:22 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 11:58 PM EST2018-01-20 04:58:22 GMT

    A 22-year-old Wyoming man has been sentenced to life in prison for the first-degree murder of his girlfriend's 3-year-old boy. 

    A 22-year-old Wyoming man has been sentenced to life in prison for the first-degree murder of his girlfriend's 3-year-old boy. 

  • Rise together women's march marks its second year in the magic city

    Rise together women's march marks its second year in the magic city

    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:10 PM EST2018-01-21 01:10:04 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:10 PM EST2018-01-21 01:10:04 GMT

    Across the United States, activists are taking a stand and showing support in women's empowerment and to call for equal rights.

    Across the United States, activists are taking a stand and showing support in women's empowerment and to call for equal rights.

  • Government shutting down amid partisan standoff

    Government shutting down amid partisan standoff

    Friday, January 19 2018 10:53 PM EST2018-01-20 03:53:04 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:16 AM EST2018-01-20 05:16:04 GMT

    The U.S. government shut down at midnight after Congress failed to resolve a partisan standoff over immigration and spending.

    The U.S. government shut down at midnight after Congress failed to resolve a partisan standoff over immigration and spending.

  • Twitter to inform users taken advantage of by Russian Troll farms

    Twitter to inform users taken advantage of by Russian Troll farms

    Saturday, January 20 2018 3:26 PM EST2018-01-20 20:26:28 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 3:26 PM EST2018-01-20 20:26:28 GMT

    Twitter will reach out to users who were taken in by Russian trolls farms during the last presidential race. The company says it will e-mail notifications to about seven-hundred-thousand Americans. 

    Twitter will reach out to users who were taken in by Russian trolls farms during the last presidential race. The company says it will e-mail notifications to about seven-hundred-thousand Americans. 

  • Man who assaulted, dismembered sister's boyfriend receives maximum sentence

    Man who assaulted, dismembered sister's boyfriend receives maximum sentence

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:16 PM EST2018-01-19 23:16:43 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 6:16 PM EST2018-01-19 23:16:43 GMT

    The man who assaulted Jeffrey Hewitt, and helped dispose of his body after his sister killed Hewitt, is sentenced to 20 years and 6 months in prison.

    The man who assaulted Jeffrey Hewitt, and helped dispose of his body after his sister killed Hewitt, is sentenced to 20 years and 6 months in prison.

  • DOW record high affects your 401K

    DOW record high affects your 401K

    Friday, January 19 2018 10:07 PM EST2018-01-20 03:07:25 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 10:07 PM EST2018-01-20 03:07:25 GMT
    The DOW Jones reaches a historic high of 26,000 points this week. What impacts will it have for your investments and 401K? Everyone knows the stock markets rides a little like a roller coaster. So with the DOW reaching 26,000 points for the first time ever; is it bound to drop anytime soon? Well if you're close to retirement it might be hard to know whether to get out now or ride the stock market high. Gary Buchanan, CEO of Billings-based Buchanan Capital, said when the stock ma...
    The DOW Jones reaches a historic high of 26,000 points this week. What impacts will it have for your investments and 401K? Everyone knows the stock markets rides a little like a roller coaster. So with the DOW reaching 26,000 points for the first time ever; is it bound to drop anytime soon? Well if you're close to retirement it might be hard to know whether to get out now or ride the stock market high. Gary Buchanan, CEO of Billings-based Buchanan Capital, said when the stock ma...
  • Abuse in house of torture was 'severe, pervasive, prolonged'

    Abuse in house of torture was 'severe, pervasive, prolonged'

    Thursday, January 18 2018 2:44 AM EST2018-01-18 07:44:08 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 2:28 AM EST2018-01-19 07:28:20 GMT
    The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children say their son's family looked happy and healthy when they last visited California six years ago.
    The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children say their son's family looked happy and healthy when they last visited California six years ago.
  • Teacher shares life lesson with students using apples

    Teacher shares life lesson with students using apples

    Friday, January 19 2018 10:05 PM EST2018-01-20 03:05:36 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 10:05 PM EST2018-01-20 03:05:36 GMT
    Bullying has increased among Elementary aged children across the nation in recent years. Many have experienced bullying or being a bully themselves but do your kids know how mean words affect others? One local teacher took a creative approach to showing how words can hurt. PE/Health teacher, Kody Christensen-Linton, used two apples to show the lasting effects words can have. He said that using tangible items would make it fun for his first through third graders and leave a lastin...
    Bullying has increased among Elementary aged children across the nation in recent years. Many have experienced bullying or being a bully themselves but do your kids know how mean words affect others? One local teacher took a creative approach to showing how words can hurt. PE/Health teacher, Kody Christensen-Linton, used two apples to show the lasting effects words can have. He said that using tangible items would make it fun for his first through third graders and leave a lastin...
Powered by Frankly

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.