Resources

Below are links to sites we feel are beneficial to the education of our followers.

Ravalli County Republican Women

Ravalli County Republican Women meet the 4th Tuesday of each month at BJ's on Hwy 93, in Hamilton, at 11:30 AM. Lunch is available. Speakers will be announced before each meeting. Men and women are welcome.

North Valley Pachyderm Club

Bitterroot North Valley Pachyderm Club meets at the Frontier Cafe, HWY 93 in Stevensville, MT on the first and third Friday of each month at NOON. NVP is a educational arm of the Republican party.

MT GOP

Liberty, freedom, smaller government, lower taxes, stronger families, and a stronger nation.

Montana Legislature

The Legislature is the branch of state government responsible for making the laws needed to maintain public order and ensure the basic security of state. The executive implements the laws passed by the Legislature, and the judiciary interprets the laws and settles any differences of opinion about what they mean and how they should be applied.

Ravalli County

Access Public Health Services
Find County Staff
Pay Citations / Tickets
Register to Vote
Review Tax Information
Search For Records
Take a Driver's License Exam
View Agendas & Minutes

Montana - Official State Website

Population: 1,005,141
Nickname: Treasure State
State Capital: Helena
State Flower: Bitterroot
State Bird: Western Meadowlark
State Animal: Grizzly Bear
State Fish: Blackspotted Cutthroat Trout
State Gemstones: Sapphire & Agate
State Soil: Scobey Soil
State Motto: Oro y Plata (Gold & Silver)

Additional Resources

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Make Montana Great Again Banquet

This is a direct link you can use for RCRCC ticket sales and can pay via secure payment method.

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Meet the hardworking people of the Ravalli County Republicans
Terry Nelson

Terry Nelson

Chairman

I was blessed to be able to grow up in Stevensville. After graduating from Montana State University in Engineering, I returned to the Bitterroot Valley to work for my wife’s family business, Applebury Survey. I have done surveying and land planning in the valley for the past 25 years, having spent the past 6 years as the Ravalli County Planning Department Administrator. I have been married to my wife, Darlene, for 26 years and we have 4 wonderful children.
I have been involved in politics since helping form and becoming president of a voter education group, Voters Opportunity To Educate (VOTE) in 2000. Getting involved with the Republican Central Committee in the mid 2000’s, I have held the positions of precinct captain, treasurer, vice chairman and chairman. I have also been elected to the State GOP Executive Board for the past 6 years and was recently elected as the State Vice Chairman for the Montana Republicans.
With the remarkable team we have in our Central Committee, we have successfully created a deep red county in Ravalli County. With that same teamwork and determination, the Ravalli County team is now poised to make Montana a solid Republican State.

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Theresa Manzella

Theresa Manzella

Vice Chairman

I value the trust I have earned from the citizens and will be honored to continue representing them as I fight to achieve better results in economic growth and limited government for our state and our district.

The four primary issues I will focus on in the 2017 legislative session are: Protecting private property rights, developing jobs through proper use and management of natural resources, protecting access and multiple use of public lands and protecting our resources from federal refugee resettlement programs.

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Nancy Ballance

Nancy Ballance

Treasurer

Ravalli County Republican Central Committee Vice Chair 2015-2016. Treasurer 2016-present. ​I process and account for all financial transactions, report financial status to RCRCC, and file all required reports with the Commissioner of Political Practices. Currently serving my 3rd term in the Montana House of Representatives, representing HD87, Victor, Corvallis, Pinesdale, Stevensville. Served as Chair of House Appropriations for the past 2 terms. Also currently serving as Chair of the joint Senate/House Legislative Finance Committee. My goal in the Legislature is to continue to develop and monitor budgets that are structurally balanced, while leaving sufficient reserve funds to manage the state's financial obligations and provide funding for the essential services mandated by law.

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Susanna Pyron

Susanna Pyron

Secretary

For sixty years I have been interested in politics. I started knocking doors in East Los Angeles in 1960. I found that ignorance is our enemy, including mine.

I would like to see more people take an interest and participate in our “self-government” which is unique. Our Declaration of Independence and our U. S. Constitution remind us that a moral society is necessary to protect our freedom and safety. Every citizen should be able to defend these documents.
For over thirty years I have lived in our beautiful Bitterroot Valley. I thank my friends here for making my life so enjoyable.​​

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Finance Chair
Hollis Poe

Hollis Poe

STATE COMMITTEE MAN

I came to Ravalli County in the mid nineties as a business man and immediately began to concern myself in community issues. My wife and I, Jeannie, became involved in politics. We soon found ourselves as Precinct Captains that led to campaign efforts and all manner of grassroots volunteering. I have served on numerous County boards. For the last eleven years, I have been State Committeeman for Ravalli County acting as liaison between the local Central Committee and State, as well as National leaders. I was on the committee that brought the current State Platform Preamble into being along with numerous other significant improvements to our State Platform.

My aim is not for self but to serve my Lord as I serve others in civil government seeing to it that our Lord is part of the equation, always. I consider myself to be a Christian, Constitutional, Conservative, Republican in that order. Wherever, in my theater, there are issues being contested I can be found right there in the front line. I care very much about this great land and it’s awesome people. Our Judaic-Christian heritage is sacred to me.

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Jeannie Poe

Jeannie Poe

STATE COMMITTEE WOMAN

After arriving with my husband, Hollis, I hit the ground running with the notion that this great State is worth protecting for our future generations. I am the “Let’s get ‘er done” person and will always be where ever the action is. With vast front line experience I have seen many awesome leaps forward in our county and will never get tired of winning. I can be found lobbying for the side of the unborn as well as for rights to keep and bear arms. If I can just figure out how to arm the unborn there will be no more abortion issues.

I have worked at the State Central Committee level for the last eleven years and have taken part in many significant issues. I carried the amendment which became our State Platform Preamble and have been in the fight for numerous platform upgrades.
My passion is events and putting them on. I am like my husband in that I am a strong Christian, Constitutional, Conservative, Republican.​​

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Robert J. Garding

Robert J. Garding

EVENTS VICE CHAIR

I was born in Havre, Montana in 1957. Grew up in a family owned campground business. I learned to play the piano and then guitar at a very young age. I started entertaining others at the age of 15. That practice continues today.

I have owned NAPA Auto in Stevensville for the last 19 years so I understand the challenges that small businesses face in terms of taxation, regulation and health care just to name a few. This is the main reason I chose to focus on advancing a conservative agenda on a local level. It's a ground up movement and each citizen has the duty of holding our government accountable for ALL they do.

​Proud to serve and represent Ravalli County in an effort to return our country to it's former status as a true world leader.

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Jim Burrill

Jim Burrill

PUBLIC RELATIONS VICE CHAIR

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Penney Howe-Canton

Penney Howe-Canton

ELECTIONS VICE CHAIR

"I am boots on the ground, listening, and helping when and where needed."

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Precinct Captains

Precinct Captains

Darrel McCall
JoAnn Kinyon
Ron Stoker
Judy Haefner
Patrick Grimm
Margaret Parker
Andy Larsen
Claudia Larsen
Dale Lewis
Derrell Poole
John Stuart
Jim Burrill
Carol Burrill

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Precinct Captains

Precinct Captains

Zach Strain
Charles Wissenbach
Megan DeJong
Wayne Mooney
Josiah Van Kirk
Gordon Wax
Jim Canton
Sue McCreary
Jenny L. Erickson
Dallas Erickson
​Dave Hurtt
Matt Mellott

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We have opened the Ravalli County Republican office at 737 N. Hwy 93 in the Bitterroot Gun Garage annex. The office will be open from now until election day, 5 days a week from 9 AM until 5 PM. People can pick up information about candidates and ballot issues as well as volunteer for service at the office.

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Events and Information
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Office Opening

We have opened the Ravalli County Republican office at 737 N. Hwy 93 in the Bitterroot Gun Garage annex. The office will be open from now until election day, 5 days a week from 9 Read more…

Events

Fall Event 10-07-18

The next event for our group is the Fall dinner event. Speaker will be Matt Rosendale and a special guest. Tickets are $20. The place for the event is the First Interstate Building at Ravalli Read more…

Get in Touch or Stop In

We would love to hear from you or stop by. The office will be open from now until election day, 5 days a week from 9 AM until 5 PM : 737 N. Hwy 93 in the Bitterroot Gun Garage annex.

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(406) 360-4886

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