Hi, I'm TJ
WHERE I COME FROM
I was born in Livingston, Montana...I must admit growing up in Ringling hunting and fishing was pure bliss. After high school I chose to continue my education at Rocky Mountain College. This is where I met my wife, Leigh, of 42 years. I graduated with a degree in Math-Economics and a minor in Geology. In the fall of 1979, I went to work for Morrison Knudsen Corporation in South Texas. During our stay in Texas, we were blessed with the birth of our daughter. From Texas, we were transferred to Lovelock, Nevada, where we were blessed with the birth of our son. After about four years in Nevada, we were transferred to Morrison Knudsen corporate headquarters in Boise, Idaho. As Corporate Procurement Manager, Mining Division, I managed the procurement of $60,000,000 in goods per year. However, my entrepreneurial spirit was continually calling to me, so, about 27 years ago, we moved back to Billings to go into business for ourselves.
KEEP THE AMERICAN DREAM ALIVE
As an entrepreneurial businessman of over 20 years I have been fortunate enough to have experienced the American Dream. Yet, keeping the American Dream alive, so our children may have the same opportunity, is becoming a near insurmountable challenge. If you want someone in Helena who will keep this dream alive, then that someone is me. The trick will be to reduce government regulation so we can do more than dream.
A reduction in burdensome regulations has proven to incentivize business growth. The more proactive our push the more folks we move to the tax rolls and the more revenue we generate for our schools and safety. Couple this with a concentrated effort to bring in high paying jobs and we will create even more support jobs. A beneficial upside to creating high paying jobs is that we gain leverage to keep Montana's most precious resource, our children, here in Montana.
To make a difference it takes more than one person. It takes a neighborhood, a city, a county, a state. Together then, Let's Make A Difference. Vote for TJ Smith and together we will make a difference.