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Americans for Prosperity Launches New State Chapter in Montana

January 31, 2011 J

-Former State Representative Scott Sales serves as new director of AFP’s 32nd state chapter-

BOZEMAN- Grassroots free-market group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is pleased to announce the establishment of its newest state chapter in Montana, and welcomes aboard Scott Sales, Bozeman Montana resident and seasoned politician, as the new chapter’s state director. AFP now has 32 state chapters and affiliates and members in all 50 states.

“Scott has a long political career in the Treasure State and is well-equipped to lead the charge for free market reforms in the state of Montana,” said Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity. “We’re proud to welcome him as the leader of AFP’s newest state chapter.”

First elected to the State House of Representatives in 2002, Sales was then re-elected by the people of House District 68 three times. He also served as Speaker of the House in 2007 and House Minority Leader in 2009.

With a BBA in Industrial Business from Boise State University, Scott has a solid background in business as well as politics. He worked in purchasing and sales for several successful companies like Hewlett-Packard and Extended Systems, before starting Cottonwood Custom Haying, where he still remains the owner and operator. Moving forward, Sales hopes to curb the runaway spending climate that has taken hold of Montana.

“Montana has the potential to be one of the most economically competitive states in the country,” said Sales. “The Montana chapter of Americans for Prosperity is ready to work with its members to urge the governor and legislature to rein in wasteful spending and get a hold of the state’s unsustainable budget.”

Scott lives in Bozeman with his wife, Sandra, and three children.

To contact State Director Scott Sales, please call him directly at 406-579-7994.

For more information about Americans for Prosperity-Montana, visit www.americansforprosperity.org/montana

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