If you haven't met Gary Marbut, you may be interested to read what others who know him have to say about Gary.


I have known Gary Marbut for many years and was very pleased to hear he had finally thrown his hat in the ring; Gary has authored and supported more legislation than probably any other living Montanan and it is high time he ran for office.  Gary is intelligent, honorable, and hardworking; three qualities seldom seen in one politician these days. His classes have taught multitudes of men and women to keep themselves and their families safe.  Gary has lived and worked in House District 94 for over half a century (unlike his opponent Kimberly Dudick who has NEVER lived in HD 94), and it is my pleasure to endorse him. -- Alex Omura, M.D.

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I am a friend of Gary's on a level that thousand's of Montanans are throughout the state. Nothing special. Yet, during the horrific fire season of 2000, when our home near Victor was threatened by one of many of the forest fires raging in the Bitterroot Valley, Gary invited my family to his place until the danger passed. It wasn't needed, but I will always be grateful for the kindness of his offer of assistance. This is the kind of friendship and leadership we are looking for in Montana's legislature. -- Tom Farrenkopf

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We are in the process of building a low maintenance, energy efficient home.  I knew Gary had built one, and asked if he would share his experience.  He invited us up, and spent quite a bit of his afternoon showing us the environmentally friendly, low energy home he had built himself.  He has a deep understanding of energy conservation, and will bring that knowledge and expertise to the Montana Legislature. -- Lee Bruner

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Gary is a proven leader. He has been instrumental in the successful passage of 58 bills through the Montana Legislature. Gary has lived in the HD94 district since 1954. He has a sincere concern to empower women and has worked to empower them through self defense training for 25 years. Gary is a long-time advocate for individual liberty and empowerment of individuals. In addition with his past experience and history in energy conservation he has the ideal background to represent us in the Montana Legislature.  That is why I, without hesitation, wholly recommend and support Gary Marbut to act as our representative for House District 94. -- Bruno Friia

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Gary Marbut would be an excellent choice for the Montana Legislature representing House District 94.  Gary has demonstrated his ability to lead and has proven ability to advance and pass legislation for Montana and Montanans.  He has lived in the district for over 50 years. He is noted for empowering women and also has a beautiful dog.  We urge you to vote for Gary this November. -- Weymouth and Terry Symmes - Weymouth is a retired Missoula banker, Vietnam combat veteran and award winning author.  Terry is retired from a Missoula law firm.

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 I first met Gary Marbut in 2003 and have come to deeply respect Gary for his dedication to personal liberty as preserved in the U.S. and Montana constitutions. An honest and honorable man with a heart of gold, Gary's work for Montana shall long outlive him. -- Franklin Shook

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Gary Marbut has done more for the freedoms of Montanans than anyone I know. -- Lonnie S. Underhill

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Gary is a leader, not a career politician. He has a genuine passion for the protection of women and a proven record of trust. -- Matt Beard

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I have known Gary Marbut since 1980.  We worked together professionally very early in our relationship and have been friends ever since.  Gary is probably the most creative thinker who Iíve known.  His creativity is only surpassed by his sincerity and energy.  I strongly believe that Gary is an excellent choice for any office he pursues.  We need people in public office who both care about their constituents and are effective. -- Steven P. Garman

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I have known and worked closely with Gary Marbut for many years pursuing complex public interest litigation on a number of Constitutional and Privacy issues.  He is a careful and strategic thinker, and harbors greater passion for civil liberties and individual freedom than anyone I have ever met.  His leadership on these issues has drawn richly deserved national attention.  And Gary's years of experience in working with the Legislature, successfully pushing 58 bills into law, will make him an effective representative for House District 94 from his first day in office.  Montana is at a cross-roads, and right now, Gary is just the kind of person we need in our Legislature. -- Quentin Rhoades

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We are in the age of corporate sponsored candidates, once elected, suddenly change what they stand for. Gary Marbut's record provides us a rare opportunity to know for certain exactly what we will get. Gary's dedication to freedom and liberty is apparent in his authorship and influence of countless legislative works. His record says it all. -- George A. Wuenschel

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Gary Marbut has been a tireless advocate for individual liberty, and a vigorous opponent of the encroaching foolishness of the nanny-state. He has volunteered his own time to speak before the legislature on issues of importance to all Montana residents. He has gotten over 50 bills passed by bi-partisan majorities in the legislature, and signed into law by both Democrat and Republican Governors, even when these same politicians were at each others throats during those sessions. He knows the process and has shown that he can work with politicians in both parties for the increasingly uncommon, common sense. -- Matt Egloff

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Having known of Gary for quite a long time, I have been well aware of his efforts to protect our rights. Not just our rights to bear arms but all rights. Since I have finally met him, Iíve come to the realization that he means what he says and is a man to be counted upon. He is true to his words and fights harder than any man I know in the protection of our God given Freedoms. -- Denise Robirds

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Gary Marbut is fine citizen.  He actively supports his community, and fellow citizens through dedicated private and public efforts.  He is an advocate of protecting our US and State Constitutional rights.  My wife and I enthusiastically support his candidacy for the HD 94 seat. -- Don & Jen Lorenzen

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Gary Marbut has been on the front line of the wolf fight with me for 12 solid years, month after month, day after day.  Every legislative session Gary Marbut has fought for hunters rights. Montana owes Gary a debt of gratitude. -- Bob Fanning 2012 Montana gubernatorial candidate

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As one of Missoula birth who is currently in Texas, I wish I had a chance to elect people like Gary down here.  He's honest, forthright, cares about people and animals in a way that goes far beyond just mouthing the words, and has been very effective in his work with the legislature of Montana to get useful bills passed. -- Thomas Harris

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I'm no fan of politicians and Gary Marbut on occasion has been a little far out to the right for my taste but I think he could help balance some of the left wing nonsense that has been fomented by some Missoula legislators. I feel that our future must be shaped by people who are looking out for our future economic stability.  He lives in the area he wants to represent, he has lived there most of his life, and his opponent has never lived in the district. He has been an effective lobby for gun rights and has been at the legislature long enough to learn how to get bills passed.  I urge you to vote for him. -- Warren "Dite" Little, resident of Missoula for 82 years

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My personal and professional meetings Mr. Gary Marbut occurred providing testimony to the Montana State Legislature, and with numerous conversations in-between.

Mr. Marbut had devised and successfully presented many important and liberty-minded legislative bills before the state legislature. He had earned my respect early on, for his knowledge of legislative process, speaking skills, and his commitment to the people of the State of Montana. I observed that Mr. Marbut was competent and dedicated to those actions which preserve our liberties and constitutional processes.

After speaking with Mr. Marbut on several occasions, meeting with him, and seeing what legislative successes he has produced for all Montanans, I sensed that Gary Marbut is a man of personal integrity and maintains a strong sense of moral convictions that would make any constituency proud of Mr. Marbut's representation.  I am honored to have had the opportunity to see this man in action, and am proud to consider him an able representative and professional colleague. -- Dr. Arthur Evangelista, PhD

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I am glad to claim Gary as a long time friend. I first met him when I was lobbying the Montana Legislature, probably in 1993 or 1995. He was a perfect stranger to me when somehow he learned I needed help to draft a bill. He took his time to explain to me, a stranger, how to draft a bill, and used his computer and printer to draft the bill for me. This was proof to me that Gary is willing to help others without asking what is in it for him. Over the years I have known him he has demonstrated this quality many times. -- Rep. Jerry O'Neil

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I have known and worked with Gary Marbut for 7 years. I have personally witnessed Gary's concern and commitment to the citizens of Missoula and Montana. I am certain Gary will work to protect, defend, and promote the great individual liberties we all cherish and enjoy. -- Steve Sautter

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Gary is an organized, proven leader who gets the job done. He is committed to whatever cause he is backing and will be persistent for the voters interests. -- Timothy R. Lund, DDS

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I've known Gary Marbut for a good many years. I have found he is a man with principles who takes a practical approach to implementing those principles.  Gary helped put together a conference a few years ago. I and other folks came in from all over the west. One attendee had engine trouble.  Gary recommended a competent mechanic, and then helped get the ailing vehicle there. Gary goes the extra mile. -- Charles Curley

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I know Gary from taking his handgun class, from speaking with him annually at the Western Montana Fair, and through the Montana Shooting Sports Association. Gary is truly democracy in action.  His ability to grasp the political process and get appropriate laws passed is impressive.  He is a champion of individual rights.  I believe him to be honest and politically competent, a rare combination, indeed. -- Barb Stem

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Gary Marbut is one of the most honest, trustworthy, sincere and hard-working persons I have had the honor of knowing.  Above all, Gary has integrity, which is seriously lacking among most candidates and among most people for that matter.  Whatever party you align yourself with, Gary Marbut will not sell you out!  He will fight for ALL Montanans and do so without any self-interest whatsoever.  Gary is a true leader, a patriot and an exceptional human being.  GO GARY MARBUT! -- Joan Stanley

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As a female in legal trouble, located hundreds of miles from Gary Marbut, he immediately became available to try to help me out with my legal mess . The fact that Gary spent personal time trying his best to help me out with my situation gave me hope that good people actually still exist and empowered me to continue my fight for my rights. Gary is a devoted advocate of human rights so I have no doubt he definitely would be able to help out the Montana population in general if he were to be elected to legislature position. I can never thank Gary enough for all his help! -- Mary Jo Pleskac

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Gary was a leader and a builder in 1968 when he worked for my husband, Col H. V. Freitag in Wildflecken, Germany.  Gary built a ski area and gathered equipment throughout Europe that gave all assignees and dependents a place to safely enjoy skiing in our remote area.  (There were 18 broken legs the year before on German slopes.)  This effort took coordination and cooperation at all levels of command to accomplish the project.  Gary handled the task with diplomacy beyond his years - and this can only have improved with time. -- Avis Freitag

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I have known Gary Marbut since we attended Missoula County High School (class of 1964). A native Montanan and an Army veteran, Gary has always put the needs of Montana and Montanans first. He has lived in House District 94 since 1954; and as a citizen lobbyist has been able to get 58 bills enacted.   Gary is a champion of woman's right in self defense, training some 2000 students.  He is also an advocate for the humane treatment of animals, an accomplished author and organic gardener.  Gary would serve the people of house district 94 extremely well as their representative in the 2013 legislature. -- Gerald Christensen

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Although I am not a personal friend of Gary Marbut I have followed his political activity for many years. I would trust Gary's judgment as a Representative as being well founded and thoughtful. I encourage all my friends in District 94 to vote for him and know that he would be an able advocate for their rights. -- RJ Brewer

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When it  comes to "green" Gary Marbut is the real thing.  He doesn't just talk about it. He has been "living it" for the 28+ years I've known him. From organic gardening to a self designed passive solar home, he has a practical knowledge of what works and what doesn't that he can carry to the legislature. -- Charlie Woolley

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You probably know Gary Marbut for his staunch, savvy gun-rights activism. I am also privileged to know that Gary is a great gentleman.  And -- rarest of all for someone running for office -- he is a man of his word. -- Claire Wolfe

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Having been associated with Gary Marbut, know that he is a military veteran, a staunch advocate for citizen's rights, and a Leader in the Community. I personally consider him like our founding fathers with like purpose and Dedication. -- Daniel Zmijewski

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Over the past fifteen years, I've had the pleasure of working with Gary Marbut on several issues before the Montana Legislature.  Gary is always thoroughly informed, articulate in presenting facts, and persuasive in presentation. As a native Montanan, his love of this state, its heritage, and its future are always evident, both in private and in public. Gary is a diligent, effective advocate with high integrity and openness. -- Dan Hawkins

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I have known Gary Marbut for about 25 years.  I know him to be incredibly honest, forthright, personable and highly patriotic.  Gary has selflessly promoted many of the freedoms which we enjoy.  He is the absolute personification of everything that I would want in a legislator or governor.  I am pleased that he is running, and he has my absolute and unqualified endorsement and support. -- Royal Aubrey Davis, Attorney at Law

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I have known Gary for ten years.  As a physician, I can assure every voter that without legislators like Gary, our health care system will end as we know it.  This will NOT be a positive "change".  Please join me and support Gary Marbut. -- Bill Hull

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My wife, daughter and I have only known Gary for a few years but his reputation for generosity, honesty and integrity has been proven to us many times over.   I have been amazed at his ability to develop common sense legislation and garner the support to get it passed. He has been exceedingly generous of his personal time to assist and advise those that we have referred to him for information on diverse subjects.  District 94 could find no better resident candidate. -- D. W. Glidewell, Delynda Miller

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What you get with Gary Marbut is...well, not what you expected.  He's one of those rare men who delivers more than he promises.  I suspect it has something to do with his unique thought process -- at once exacting and humble -- another rarity.  He's an odd combination of liberty minded without a knee that jerks or a mind that closes.  He's the epitome of Montana hippy in one sense -- hand-built geodesic-dome-builder, guitar-player, organic gardener.  He's the epitome of Montana hardass in another sense -- championing grassroots-oriented legislation in Helena. -- Cindy Dyson


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Throughout my legislative career, Gary has been a faithful friend and an outstanding resource and supplier of impeccable information to all who have appealed to him for timely answers. -- Senator Aubyn Curtiss

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I first met Gary Marbut in 1987 when he and I were testifying before a Montana Senate committee regarding a fish and game bill.  Since that time, over the years, I always describe Gary with the same single sentence.  "He is the only person that I know who works full time fighting for MY rights!" --
Duane Grey Spethman

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