|JP at the Montana State Capitol|
It's official! Moments ago, I filed my candidacy to represent Senate District 33 in Bozeman in the Montana State Senate!
REP. POMNICHOWSKI FILES FOR MONTANA SENATE
January 9, 2014 – Three-term Rep. JP Pomnichowski of Bozeman today filed as a
candidate for a seat in the upper chamber of the state legislature in Senate
Pomnichowski, 46, decided to run for the state senate when the reapportionment
required after every federal census essentially dismantled her present house
district, reassigning its present area into three other house districts.
“This is a vibrant senate district that includes the city’s newer
neighborhoods, its newest schools and the lion’s share of the major
transportation corridors, plus the historic northeast section, major commercial
areas, downtown Bozeman, the high school and the fairgrounds,” Pomnichowski
explained. “With my experience in the legislature and service on its several
committees, I am confident I can represent this district well. I have worked
hard from the Democratic side of the aisle to forge bipartisan progress in
Senate Dist. 33 is bounded approximately on the north and east by Rouse Avenue
and Interstate 90 and on the south by Story and Babcock Streets. It extends
nearly to Gooch Hill Road on the west.
“Today I filed with the Secretary of State as a candidate for the Montana State
Senate,” said Pomnichowski, a fifth-generation Montanan who has lived in
Bozeman since 1985. Born and raised in Great Falls, she graduated from C.M.
Russell High School there and from Montana State University in 1991.
In her previous sessions, Pomnichowski has
served as Vice Chair of the House Natural Resources and House Taxation
committees. She has actively supported job-creation laws and sponsored
legislation for Montana sportsmen and women and small businesses. She has voted
for economic development, for two tuition freezes for Montana university
students, and after the 2009 natural gas explosion and fire in downtown
Bozeman, passed a law to protect the property values of the entire Bozeman
Downtown district. She has supported legislation for veterans and seniors.
In previous campaigns, Pomnichowski has been endorsed by Montana
Conservation Voters, Montana Education Association-Montana Federation of
Teachers (MEA-MFT), the AFL-CIO, and Montana Game Wardens Association.
Pomnichowski served as chair of the Bozeman Planning Board for several years, has worked to guarantee a safe city
water supply and has actively promoted educational and research construction
and improvements at Montana State University. She voted for appropriations to
help build the new Bozeman Public Library. She and her husband live in
southwest Bozeman near the Museum of the Rockies, which they have supported for