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About Laura

Laura is a former federal prosecutor of violent crime and fraud in Great Falls and Helena. As the Deputy Director of the State Health Department for five years, she focused on early childhood and supporting Montana's families. She is a mother of two girls and lives in Senate District 40 with her family.

Laura's Story

Laura started her career in Great Falls, Montana, serving as one of the state's youngest Assistant United States Attorneys. She prosecuted more than 100 crimes in Montana, ranging from murders and assaults to fraud and drug crimes. Laura worked closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement, securing convictions that protect the public and ensure that victims have the opportunity to be heard.

Laura met her husband, Mac, in Great Falls. Their first date was at the famed Sip n' Dip mermaid bar. Laura and Mac were married just outside Glacier National Park.

Laura went on to lead the state's largest agency, the Department of Public Health and Human Services, as its Deputy Director. Laura spearheaded work to prioritize early childhood and family economic stability. Laura's First Years Initiative received national recognition for its strategic approach to supporting Montana's youngest kids.

This worked, along with prosecuting crimes against children, formed the basis for Laura's passion for policies that protect the childhood of every Montana kid.

In 2022, after advocating in multiple legislative sessions, Laura ran for and won the House District 79 seat in Helena. In the Montana House, Laura is a tireless advocate for safe neighborhoods, affordable living, improving schools, public lands, keeping government accountable, and fighting for the childhood that every Montana kid deserves.  

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