Overview: This article explores the life and career of Governor Gianforte.
Gregory Richard Gianforte is not only a politician in the United States but also a businessman and a software engineer. On April 17, 1961, he was born in San Diago, California. Greg is the current governor of Montana and a member of the Republican Party. Greg was elected as the United States Representative for Montana’s at-large Congressional district in 2017.
Greg ran for governor of Montana for the first time in 2016 but lost to Steve Bullock. Then, in 2017, he ran in a special election and defeated Rob Quist. This election was held to fill Ryan Zinke’s vacated seat.
Greg founded a company called Right Now Technologies earlier in his career. This was a customer relationship management software firm. In 1997, he and his wife Susan co-founded the company.
The company continued to employ approximately 1,000 people from multiple countries. Following this, it went public in 2004. Oracle Corporation paid Dollar 1.5 billion for this company in 2011.
Greg Gianforte political career
The Republican Party chose Gianforte for 2017 Montana’s at-large congressional district special election as their nominee during a convention on March 6. In the general election, he challenged Democratic musician and former Montana Arts Council member Rob Quist, as well as Libertarian contender Mark Wicks.
He supported Trump in the 2016 general election and continued to do so during his special election campaign for Congress in 2017.
Vice President Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. also spoke out in favor of Gianforte’s candidacy in Montana. Gianforte leaned into Trump’s political themes, stressing his outsider status as a first-time political candidate. He highlighted his background as a technology entrepreneur, and condemned policies that led to sanctuary cities and “the liberal elite.”
Gianforte conducted a private conference call with Republican-leaning lobbyists in Washington, D.C. There he expressed his support for the American Health Care Act.
He said that it “sounds like we just passed a health care thing, which I’m thankful for, sounds like we’re starting to repeal and replace.”
He later said that he will not “vote for a repeal and a replace unless I know it protects people with pre-existing conditions, lowers rates, and preserves rural access”.
Gianforte used Noah from the Bible to explain his views on retirement. He said, “There’s nothing in the Bible that talks about retirement. And yet it’s been an accepted concept in our culture today. Nowhere does it say, ‘Well, he was a good and faithful servant, so he went to the beach … The example I think of is Noah. How old was Noah when he built the ark? 600. He wasn’t like, cashing Social Security checks, he wasn’t hanging out, he was working. So, I think we have an obligation to work. The role we have in work may change over time, but the concept of retirement is not biblical.”
Gianforte declared his candidacy for the Republican Party’s nomination for Governor of Montana in the 2016 election on January 20, 2016.
Gianforte indicated in a campaign speech that he had negotiations with Facebook about building a new call center in Montana, but that Facebook had rejected due to the state’s commercial equipment tax. A Facebook representative denied Gianforte’s assertion. He claimed that no conversations had taken place with Gianforte and that the tax was not the reason. Gianforte stuck by his remarks, claiming he met with a Facebook official the previous October.
Gianforte is against same-sex marriage. He is against abortion.
Gianforte was elected as the Republican Party’s nominee. Gianforte beat incumbent Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney in the November general election to become the Governor of Montana.
Greg Gianforte age
As he was born in 1961, Greg is 60 years of age.
Greg Gianforte weight and height
It is claimed that Greg Gianforte’s weight is 80 kg. His height is claimed to be 5 feet 10 inches.
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