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Letter to the Editor: Gallatin County Commission needs change

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Over half the residents of Gallatin County live in our cities and towns, none of our county commissioners do. I’m running to provide the balance we need on the county commission. If we expect to encourage growth in and adjacent to our cities, towns and rural communities, we need a commissioner who walks the walk. I will work with all our rural and urban communities to retain their individual identities as they address the effects of rapid growth.

Big Sky and Gallatin Canyon provide a unique set of challenges for county government. To promote safe and quality construction, I support a countywide building inspection program. To help get working class folks from affordable areas to where the jobs are, I support a county contribution to the Skyline bus service and I will work to help with local workforce housing issues.

I will also support Big Sky’s efforts to gain the tools for self-sufficiency and self-determination. In 1998 I was the first to alert Big Sky residents of an attempt by the local sewer district to get a permit from state Department of Environmental Quality to discharge directly into the Gallatin River. I will continue to protect this critical public treasure.

I hope you can join me Wednesday, May 25 from 4-7 p.m. at The Corral just south of Big Sky on Highway 191 for a Candidate Open House. Bring your questions and just in case you like what you see, your checkbook. We’re on Facebook at Brian Leland for Gallatin County Commission and on the web at

We have to work together. I would appreciate your vote.

Brian Leland
Democratic Candidate for Gallatin County Commissioner
(406) 220-6148

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