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Letter to the Editor - Montana's 50-plus voters hold the key

Why candidates need to appeal to them for election success

Montanans are considering who to vote for in the upcoming primary election June 4 — and the candidates are doing everything they can to try to earn those votes. One fact should be top of mind: voters 50-plus decide elections, and candidates who ignore this powerful segment of the electorate do so at their own peril.  

Voters 50-plus are the majority in every election. In fact, in 2022, 65% of the electorate in Montana was 50 plus.

We want to see politicians address our day-to-day challenges, such as caring for our loved ones to keep them out of costly, taxpayer-funded nursing homes and addressing skyrocketing property taxes.

As a retired educator, protecting retirement security is especially important — candidates that support protection of our hard-earned Social Security will earn my vote.

Voters 50- plus have the power to decide many key races in Congress, the White House and right here at home in Montana, regardless of political affiliation.  I intend to make my voice heard and I invite retired educators and 50 plus voters to join me.


Marilyn Hamer, Great Falls

Executive director, Montana Retired Educators Association

Great Falls  


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