MEA-MFT COPE recommends Monica Lindeen for state auditor


For Immediate Release: January 30, 2012

For More Information: Eric Feaver, MEA-MFT President, 442-4250


MEA-MFT COPE recommends Monica Lindeen for State Auditor


Members of MEA-MFT’s political action committee (called MEA-MFT COPE) have voted unanimously to recommend Monica Lindeen for re-election as Montana State Auditor/ Commissioner of Securities and Insurance.


COPE members made the recommendation after interviewing Lindeen and reviewing the candidates’ positions on issues.


“Monica Lindeen has an impressive record of standing up for Montana citizens, protecting them from investment fraud, Ponzi schemes, and abuses by some insurance and securities companies,” said COPE member Janice Muller, a teacher in Hamilton. 


“She wants to do more, and she knows how to do it. She is definitely the person for the job.”


“Monica has always stood up for working families,” said Sheri Postma, a library media tech and COPE member in Missoula. “She grew up in a working family. She supports the rights of working people to collectively bargain over things like salaries and working conditions. She has been a successful business person, too -- she knows what it takes to run a business and create jobs.”


Patty Muir, a COPE member and teacher in Laurel, said, “Monica is a former teacher – she understands how important education is to Montana’s future. And she knows how to bring people together, working with all sides to find common ground on issues.”


MEA-MFT President Eric Feaver added, “Monica has been terrific in her work to keep health care costs from bankrupting Montana families.”


The 35 members of COPE are elected locally by their fellow MEA-MFT members. COPE members live and work in communities across Montana and represent all of MEA-MFT’s membership groups.


“COPE members make candidate recommendations based on solely on issues and candidate track records, not on party affiliation,” Feaver explained.




MEA-MFT represents more than 18,000 Montana k-12 teachers, school support staff, higher education faculty, county and state employees, Head Start educators, and health care workers.


MEA-MFT Committee On Political Education (COPE) members live in or near the following Montana towns: Anaconda, Billings, Butte, Bozeman, Deer Lodge, East Helena, Great Falls, Hamilton, Hardin, Havre, Helena, Kalispell, Laurel, Lewistown, Miles City, Missoula, Polson, Poplar, St. Ignatius, Shelby, Stevensville, and Whitefish.



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