I support Andres Haladay for re-election to the Helena city commission. As a mother of school-age children, I appreciate that Andres understands the importance of a collaborative relationship with the school board. As an employee of a locally-owned small business, I appreciate that Andres understands the importance of local businesses to the Helena economy including the cultural and financial values of a thriving historic downtown. As a part-time non-motorized commuter, I appreciate Andres' support of the Centennial Trail and other environmental — and healthy community-minded endeavors. Andres has the background and experience to continue helping make Helena a great place to live, work and raise a family. We are lucky to have such a hard-working public servant give his time to the community. Andres is a pragmatic and strategic thinker who truly wants to serve Helena for the greater good.

Meghan Wirth