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John Evankovich 2020 Election Questionnaire

Montana Public Radio is gathering information on all statewide primary candidates to publish as a resource for our audience. We asked all the statewide candidates to respond to the following questions via email, limiting their answers to 300 words per question. These are their unedited responses.

U.S. House candidate John Evankovich:

What is your full name as it will appear on ballots?

John Evankovich

What is your age?

48 years old

Where do you live?

Born and raised in Butte

What is your education background?

Bachelor's of science degree in business from Montana State University.

Served my electrical apprenticeship through the Montana J.A.T.C., hold a Master's license and journeyman license.

What is your current occupation?

Part owner/operator of Cats Paw Poker Room in Bozeman until Feb 2020.

Before I was causing trouble as the mysterious Dark Money on a political level, I was blowing people's minds as Johnny 46 across the state in live poker rooms.

Why are you running for this particular public office?

I'm running for this particular position b/c our current Representative jeopardized losing the position to the 2 primary candidates from both parties who do not represent real Montanans.

Congress is severely corrupt and broken, so I decided to take the unprecedented attempt as the everyday blue collar guy to stir things up. Electricians get things done. We turn on the power. We don't have the luxury of an excuse.

What are three policy issues that distinguish you from your opponent(s)?

1. I represent skilled labor

2. I'm working with Madison's Mission

3. I want term limits for Congress

What are the greatest issues facing Montana that have gone unsolved by elected officials and how would you address them?

We need higher paying jobs coming to Montana through manufacturing and healthy extraction. I will battle out of state special interests that are forcing Montana into becoming a private fishing access and vacation home for the ultra wealthy all while turning locals into poverty led customer service vendors. We need more diversity in our job markets.

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