Gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte announced this week that if he becomes the Governor of Montana, he won’t be taking a Governor’s paycheck. On a two day tour in Billings, Gianforte said that he had bigger plans for his salary should he be elected.


“We’ve had enough of career politicians in Helena who think the people are here to serve them,” Gianforte said. “It’s supposed to be the other way around. That’s why when I'm elected governor I will dedicate my salary to a special manufacturing scholarships to veterans and low income Montanans. This is about serving Montanans and providing better outcomes for working families.”

Gianforte also committed to participating in three more debates across the state on Thursday morning.


“There’s a clear choice facing voters this fall,” Gianforte said. “On one side, we have two career politicians. On our side, we have a guy who started a successful high tech company in Bozeman along with a fourth Hi Line rancher. I am hopeful that the governor will commit to these debates.”

Governor Steve Bullock has yet to comment on whether or not he will participate in the debates which will be span across the state.  The first of the three is tentatively scheduled for September 27th in Billings.