U.S. House Candidate Kathleen Williams Speaks at Caras Park
U. S. House of Representatives candidate Kathleen Williams addressed a small but partisan crowd in Caras Park on Monday evening.
She explained to KGVO News the purpose of her whirlwind tour across the state.
“We're on a six day 2,000 mile 23 stop tour that we're calling the Solutions Tour because that's really what we need in Congress,” said Williams, who is seeking the sole Montana seat in the U.S. House of Representatives for the second time. “We need people that can go there be true representatives, true independent voices rooted in Montana who have struggles and dreams and to go there, get the work done, cut through the hyper partisanship and find solutions, so that's what I'm committed to doing.”
Williams was asked what most separated her from her Republican opponent, current State Auditor and Insurance Commissioner, Matt Rosendale.
“I do think a lot of it is the willingness to work with people of all political stripes and a history of doing it,” she said. “Also, I have a history of helping Montana through a crisis. I was elected to the legislature after the Great Recession and got to work right away rebuilding and diversifying our economy. We've got dual crises now and we need leaders that know how to pivot, be strategic and help Montana, and in this case, the nation, out of these crises.”
Williams was asked if elected, if she would be able to work with President Trump, should he be reelected.
“Absolutely,” she said. “I can work with any President as long as it's on good ideas. So, we're going to make sure that that we bring Montana's interests to Congress and solve those problems and then come back and communicate and meet with people in person and get results.”
Rosendale was unsuccessful in his bid for the U.S. Senate, losing to Montana’s senior Senator Jon Tester, before becoming the State Auditor and Insurance Commissioner.