PRESS RELEASE from Romney for President


CONTACT: Romney Press Office

December 1, 2011


Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today announced his Montana State Finance leadership team.
“I am proud to announce my Montana State Finance leadership team,” said Mitt Romney. “With their help, we will be able to defeat President Obama next November and get our country and economy on the right track again. Montana can be a leader in our economic recovery if we are able to utilize the state’s energy resources and encourage small business growth.”
Mitt Romney’s State Finance Chair Mark Baker said, “It is an honor to join Governor Romney’s team in Montana. We look forward to working with him and his campaign to raise the resources needed to defeat President Obama. We are also looking forward to working with him to help Montana play a vital role in our country’s economic recovery. The oil, gas, coal, timber and mining resources we develop in Montana are critical to our economy.  Montana also has a growing high tech industry that will be important to future growth. Governor Romney’s plans to use our energy resources at home and provide an economy for small businesses to thrive will be important for Montana and the country’s economic growth.”
Mitt Romney’s Montana State Finance Chairs:
State Finance Chair Mark Baker (Helena): Mark Baker is a partner in Anderson, Baker & Swanson, PLLC. He previously co-chaired Governor Romney’s 2008 Montana State Finance Leadership team, served on the Montana Finance Committee for Bush/Cheney 04, and was Montana State Co-Chairman for Lawyers for Bush/Cheney 2000. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Helena and have four children.
State Finance Chair Mark Lewis (Bozeman): Mark Lewis is the President of Jet Set Sports. Previously, Mark worked for NBC and General Electric as head of their Olympic sponsorship programs. Lewis also led one of the most successful fundraising and marketing programs in Olympic history. These efforts resulted in over $1.5 billion of revenue generation and culminated in the successful conclusion of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mark is married to the former Dawn Allinger, a 1996 Olympian in the sport of Team Handball, and they live in Bozeman, Montana.
Members of Mitt Romney’s Montana Finance Team:
State Senator Ed Buttrey (Great Falls): Senator Ed Buttrey is currently serving as a Montana State Senator representing Senate District 13. He is also a 4thgeneration Montana businessman and currently resides in Great Falls, Montana.
State Representative Liz Bangerter (Helena): Representative Liz Bangerter is a state legislator and represents House District 80 in Helena. She has three teenage daughters and is a stay-at-home mom.
State Representative Scott Reichner (Bigfork): Representative Scott Reichner is a state legislator and represents District 9. He is the chair of the Education Committee, and a champion of workers compensation reform of 2011. He is a small business owner and father of ten children. He currently resides in Bigfork, Montana.
Former State Senator Sherm Anderson & Bonnie Anderson (Deer Lodge): Sherm & Bonnie Anderson own and operate a sawmill, logging company, and construction company and they are the largest private employer in the four county area. They currently reside in Deer Lodge, Montana.
Stephen Zabawa (Billings): Stephen Zabawa owns a car dealership, and is a real estate developer, real estate investor, and software developer. He currently resides in Billings, Montana and is the father of seven children.