Meet the Candidate: John Mues (Montana)

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Candidate Name: John Mues

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What office are you running for?
U.S. Senate from Montana

With which party are you running for office?
Democratic Party

Election Date
November 3, 2020

Why are you running for office? 
I love my home state of Montana and my country, which I’ve served. If we don’t have better elected officials, we will lose our democracy and our planet’s livability.

What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?
Specific to Montana, we lead the nation is suicides per capita. As a veteran, we need to focus on high risk groups, such as veterans, high-risk youth, isolated seniors, farmers facing loss of livelihood, and victims of opioids and meth, and invest in mental health services. And talk about the issue!

How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?
By focusing on goals. If there are common goals, then we can work together. If one group wants authoritarianism, and another democracy, then we need to illuminate the difference in end goals.

Who is your hero?
John Maynard Keynes

What are your hobbies?
Hiking, travel in developing countries, motorcycle riding

What is the most recent book you read?
The Death of Jim Loney by James Welch, Montana Native American author

Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?
Newborn son, Leo

How can our readers get involved in your campaign?
Tweet, retweet, post yard signs, bumper stickers, register voters, donate

What question do you wish we’d asked, and what is your answer?
What is the most pressing problem in the world?
Unprecedented economic inequality + climate change.

Candidate Social Media:
Website| Facebook | Twitter

Post created from answers submitted by candidate to our Meet the Candidate survey.

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