Kathleen Williams - DEM Challenger

Financial Strength

Raised ($): $4,062,001

Cash on Hand ($): $36,957

% of the total DEM $ Raised: 100%

Cash on Hand v. Opponent (%):


Health care is the main issue motivating her run. The current instability in the system is not good for health care, for patients, for the business, Kathleen believes. She graduated with a B.S. in Resource Economics from U.C. Berkeley, and from Colorado State University with an M.S. in Recreation Resources. Her thirty-four-year natural resources career traverses the public, private, and non-profit sectors. The principles of responsible, science-based stewardship, the voices of individuals who work the land for a living, and the shared-used policies of state government inform her views on water rights, public access, and sustainability policy. During her three terms as a Representative in Montana’s Legislature, she served as Vice Chair of the Agriculture and Taxation committees. As a leader of the House Taxation Committee, Kathleen worked to advance an Earned Income Tax Credit in 2013 – a measure which successfully passed in 2015. After four years of hard work, Williams passed a bill which ensured coverage of crucial routine cancer treatments while allowing patient participation in innovative, life-saving clinical trials. As an Associate Director at the Western Landowners Alliance, she served as a resource on water and policy issues.