COVID-19 has changed political campaigning this year, and one candidate is back to meeting voters in person on a 2,000-mile trip through Montana.
Democratic House candidate Kathleen Williams came to Billings after stops on Thursday in Livingston, Red Lodge and Lewistown.
Williams has worked in natural resources planning and policy for 33 years and served in the Montana House for three terms.
This is the first day of her six-day “Solutions Tour” through the state.
"We're calling it the 'Solutions Tour' because I'm running to cut through the hyper-partisanship and bring results home for Montana," Williams said. "I'm an experienced policy maker. I know how to work with people of all political stripes and I'm committed to doing it and I have a history of doing it. I'm ready to help Montana get out of these dual crises that we have, both public health and economic, fixing our health care system, fostering opportunity both economic and personal and protecting our outdoor heritage. That's public lands and clean air and water and more. Every time I talk to Montanans, you know health care's the big one. And I've worked on those issues in the legislature, passed bills that are saving lives and reducing costs and increasing access and I'm ready to hit the ground running on those."
On Friday, Kathleen Williams will visit Forsyth, Miles City, Glendive and Sidney.
Her opponent, Republican state Auditor Matt Rosendale, also talks about protecting public lands and lowering health care costs.