For the past seven years, I have worked closely with Mayor Jim Smith on many complex legislative issues involving the criminal justice system. I have observed Mayor Smith work diligently to find solutions to difficult problems. I have watched Mayor Smith, not only listen to opposing views but also to seek out those opposing views and to consider all views with an attitude of respect to reach consensus. Mayor smith has consistently looked for solutions that will work for everybody.
I think that these skills and attitudes that Mayor Smith has exhibited throughout his career are exactly what we should be looking for in the Mayor of Helena. It is my great privilege to endorse Jim Smith for Mayor of Helena.
Mark J. Murphy