The legislature in Montana is a citizens' legislature - meaning when legislators are not in session, they are everyday Montanans. Our State Constitution dictates that the legislature meets in regular session for no longer than 90 days in each odd-numbered year. As a newly elected representative for House District 81, I will take an oath of office on January 2nd and begin my service. I have been assigned to serve on three committees: Education, Agriculture, and Taxation. I will keep my employment with my current school district and return to my instructional coach position at the conclusion of 90 day legislative session. One week after being elected, I attended a three-day legislative orientation where I learned about various House rules, met mentor legislators, elected caucus leadership, and met with bill drafters. One of my priority bills, still to be drafted, focuses on state-funded teacher mentor programs as a way to recruit, retain and support Montana teachers.
My website during the campaign is here: https://melissaformontana.com/
My public facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/romanoformontana