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Whitney Williams announces run for Montana governor

Posted: 3:23 PM, Oct 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-04 17:23:25-04

Missoula businesswoman Whitney Williams announced on Thursday that she will be running for Montana governor.

Williams is the CEO of Williams Works, which provides strategic services to corporate, nonprofit, and philanthropic clients, such as the Nike Foundation.

Williams is a sixth generation Montanan. Her platform is focused on protecting public lands, investing in small town Montana, and being the best chance of defeating republican candidate Greg Gianforte.

"Ultimately, I believe some folks are being left behind, especially in rural communities and small towns, and I think Montanans care about that," Williams said.

Williams is the daughter of former Montana Senate Majority Leader Carol Williams and former Congressman Pat Williams. She also worked in the Clinton White House and on Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Currently, she is the fourth democrat to enter the governor’s race. Others include Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney, State Representative Casey Schreiner, and former State Representative Reilly Neill.