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AFP-Montana Announces New State Director, Growing Chapter

July 29, 2014

Lahn will head growing team to increase organization’s impact on the ground across Montana.

HELENA — The Montana chapter of Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s foremost grassroots advocate for economic freedom, is announcing a new state director, Zachary Lahn. Lahn takes the helm as the chapter looks to grow its imprint in the state with three new field directors and offices in Billings, Bozeman and Missoula.

Lahn has spent his career working to advance the cause of liberty and promote economic freedom in states across the country. Recently, he served U.S. Congressman Steve Daines as Montana State Director.

Previous State Director Joe Balyeat will continue on with the chapter as Policy Director while also taking on additional responsibilities for the national organization, including working with AFP’s Alaska chapter to build their policy presence.

Lahn had this to say following the announcement:

“By combining a top-notch ground organization with Joe’s policy expertise, I’m confident AFP will be in a position to turn Montana into a national beacon for economic freedom. While Montana is a fantastic state to live in, there’s plenty of progress to be made. Montana families are still weighed down by overzealous regulations, too much federal spending, and the need to allow for greater choice in education. I’m looking forward to working with them to improve Montana for generations to come.”

Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips also released the following short statement:

“Zach Lahn has dedicated his career to working on the causes we believe in. He’s the right person to take our Montana chapter to the next level, building a durable team that can spread the word about economic freedom to every corner of the state.”

Prior to Daines’ office, Zach managed the congressman’s 2012 campaign. Zach also served in the Washington DC office of Congressman Cory Gardner of Colorado and held a management role on his first campaign for congress.

Zach attended the University of Colorado, Boulder where he majored in political science.

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