GALLATIN GATEWAY, MT – Conservative Republican Troy Downing announced on Wednesday his campaign for Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, Montana’s State Auditor.

In a press release Downing touched on his campaign message and what he thinks needs to be addressed by the next state auditor:

The American Dream is becoming further and further out of reach as career politicians and special interests come to dominate our political process,” stated Downing.
“Montanans need a conservative watchdog for our tax dollars. They need a strong advocate for transparency in government. They need a watchdog for their pocketbooks as career politicians look to expand government and take more of your money to fund their big-government ideas.
I’m an outsider, a businessman, who has built a business by not spending more than we have. I’ve created jobs throughout our state and region, and we do it by being transparent and stretching every dollar. That’s exactly the kind of experience I believe we need in Montana’s government. We need to bring sound business principles to government and make government operate at the speed of business, not the other way around.

Downing, a former candidate for the U.S. Senate, is running to replace Matt Rosendale, who recently announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives.