Montana New Members 2019

Montana New Members 2019

Rep. Greg GianforteGregory Richard GianfortePence seeks to boost Daines in critical Montana Senate race On The Trail: How Nancy Pelosi could improbably become president Supreme Court denies push to add Green Party candidates to Montana ballot MORE (R-Mont.-At large)

DATE OF BIRTH: April 17, 1961
RESIDENCE: Bozeman, Mont.
OCCUPATION: Lawmaker
EDUCATION: B.E., M.S., Stevens Institute of Technology
FAMILY: Wife, Susan; four children

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Rep. Greg Gianforte is returning to Congress after defeating Democrat Kathleen Williams for Montana’s lone House seat.

Gianforte is already a national name after winning the seat for the first time in 2017 in a special election to replace former Rep. Ryan ZinkeRyan Keith ZinkeTrump extends Florida offshore drilling pause, expands it to Georgia, South Carolina Conspicuous by their absence from the Republican Convention Trump flails as audience dwindles and ratings plummet MORE (R-Mont.), who left to become President TrumpDonald John TrumpHR McMaster says president's policy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is 'unwise' Cast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response MORE’s Interior secretary.

Gianforte’s 2017 campaign gained attention after he assaulted a reporter, The Guardian’s Ben Jacobs, the night before the election. He would later plead guilty to a misdemeanor.

This year, Gianforte received support from Trump, who praised the congressman during repeated trips to Montana. During one rally, Trump joked that the incident with the reporter had helped Gianforte win.

Before political life, Gianforte was a successful businessman who amassed a fortune by founding and selling several businesses, including RightNow Technologies to Oracle for $1.8 billion in 2011.