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Montana Students and Schools Need Continued Strong Leadership at OPI

Education has been one of the hardest hit sectors by COVID-19. These unprecedented circumstances have impacted schools, families, and communities. As your State Superintendent, I will continue ensuring that the Office of Public Instruction is your advocate at the state and national level in ensuring that safety, learning, and teaching continues despite COVID-19. Since COVID hit Montana in […]

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Montana Equipment Dealers Association Endorses Elsie!

Montana Equipment Dealers Association Endorses Elsie Arntzen for Reelection as Superintendent of Public Instruction   October 19, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   The Montana Equipment Dealers Association (MEDA) has announced the endorsement of Elsie Arntzen for reelection as the Superintendent of Public Instruction. “Over the past 3 years, equipment dealers across the state have been […]

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Montana Agricultural Political Action Committee Endorses Elsie!

MAPA  Montana Agricultural Political Action Committee  September 28, 2020  Superintendent Elsie Arntzen Elsie Arntzen for State Superintendent P.O. Box 1597 Helena, MT 59624  Dear Superintendent Arntzen,  On behalf of the Montana Agricultural Political Action Committee (MAPA), we are pleased to endorse your campaign in the 2020 Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction general election race and […]

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Montana’s Farm Bureau Endorses Elsie!

Supporting Candidates that Support Agriculture and the Values of Rural Montanans… September 14, 2020 Dear Elsie Arntzen, The Montana Farm Bureau PAC was created to help elect individuals interested in promoting the business of production agriculture in Montana. The changing political climate in Montana makes it increasingly important to put more boots under the desks […]

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Montana schools chief wants at least some fans in stands at sporting events

Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen came out against rules in some counties barring spectators from high school events like sports and music performances in an unusually sweeping statement from the state’s highest ranking education official. Yellowstone and Lewis and Clark county health officials rolled out plans allowing no fans in stands for fall activities. Some other […]

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Elsie Arntzen may save the U.S. Senate for GOP

The U.S. Senate race in Montana could be crucial in determining whether Republicans keep  the majority and maintain their hold on judicial confirmations and committee chairmanships for the next two years. When Gov. Steve Bullock, failed presidential candidate, decided to seek the Democrat nomination for Senate against incumbent GOP Sen. Steve Daines, it changed the […]

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Endorsement from Ryan Zinke

  Montana’s schools have a big job – maybe the biggest – in training and guiding the future of our state. As someone who’s had the honor of serving our state and our country, both as an elected official and a Navy SEAL Commander, I can assure you that putting the next generation on the […]

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Montana Bankers Association Endorses Elsie!

The Montana Bankers Association understand the need for a properly educated and well prepared workforce. This is why I’m honored to receive their endorsement. “The candidates endorsed by the Montana Bankers Association in the 2016 election cycle have respect for and understanding of Montana’s employers and community leaders necessary to serve in these positions of […]

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ICYMI: Innovation Starts at the Local Level

Lee Newspapers covered a recent roundtable discussion I attended with two other Republican candidates for statewide office: Gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte and State Auditor candidate Matt Rosendale. Here’s a short snippet: “Arntzen argued that the Democrat-led Office of Public Instruction and some state rules tie the hands of local school boards from spending the money […]

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Montana Chamber of Commerce Endorses Elsie!

I’m honored to have been endorsed by the Montana Chamber of Commerce. As our state’s next Superintendent of Schools, I’m committed to ensuring that our students are prepared for the numerous opportunities that await after graduation. Thank you to the Chamber for your confidence and support! Here’s what the Chamber had to say about me […]

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100% Score from The Montana Chamber of Commerce!

The Montana Chamber of Commerce is the advocate of business in Montana and the driving force in promoting a favorable business climate. This is why I am honored to receive a 100% rating for my legislative voting record in 2015. As an educator, legislator, and candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, I understand that […]

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Honor Roll Ranking from the Montana Public Education Center!

The Montana Public Education Center is collaboration between Montana’s leading education groups to advocate for students and schools. It brings together diverse groups, like the Montana Rural Education Association, the MEA-MFT, and the Montana School Boards Association, which is why I am honored to be named to MT-PEC’s “Honor Roll” in recognition of my pro-education […]

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