“I don’t know how I could serve if we didn’t live in Helena,” she said. “It’s a big commitment for those 90 days, and it would be hard to balance everything if I had to travel.”
Bangerter is following her own advice and continuing the legacy of public service that her parents exemplified.
“My kids certainly know more about state government than other kids their age,” she said. “Initially they thought my campaign was kinda cool, but after all the work and time spent getting to this point, then they came to observe me on the House floor and were bored silly. They wondered if it was all worth it.
“It is,” she said. “If we can work together to take care of the people of Montana, then it’s definitely worth all the work.”
Stacie Lloyd Duce is a freelance columnist and magazine editor featured regularly in several Montana newspapers and magazines.
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