HELENA, Mont. – Senator Ryan Osmundson (R-Buffalo) has been introduced to succeed Kurt Alme in main the governor’s funds workplace.
On Oct. 1 Alme will transition out of his rule as funds director to return to his household and residential in Billings based on the Workplace of the Governor.
“An excellent and devoted public servant, Kurt has been instrumental to our early success in main the Montana comeback,” Gov. Gianforte stated. “Whereas I’ll sorely miss Kurt’s management and counsel, household has to come back first, and I perceive and respect his choice. We’re grateful for his around-the-clock service to the individuals of Montana.”
“I’m very grateful to the governor for this chance to work with him to assist enact a fiscally accountable funds, put Montana in its strongest monetary place in historical past, enact over $60 million of tax reductions yearly to make our state extra aggressive, and make investments of federal COVID funds in infrastructure and other people that can pay dividends for years to come back,” Alme stated.
“I loved working with the governor, the good workforce he assembled, and our devoted state employees, however commuting from Billings to Helena every week is unworkable for the long run,” Alme continued. “I’ll sit up for often having dinner with my spouse and household, and sleeping in my very own mattress once more. I wish to thank Governor Gianforte, Lt. Governor Juras, the legislators, the funds workplace workforce, and all of the gifted individuals I had the pleasure to work with for making this time so rewarding.”
Sen. Osmundson is a farmer and rancher from Buffalo in addition to the chair of the Legislative Finance Committee. He was first elected to the Montana Home of Representatives in 2010, Osmundson served on the Appropriations Committee for 3 consecutive phrases, together with as vice-chair for the 2015 biennium.
“With a decade of expertise shaping state budgets within the Montana Legislature, Ryan has earned a status as a powerful fiscal conservative,” Gov. Gianforte stated. “Ryan will deliver his years of expertise and management to construct upon Kurt’s work, creating a fiscally conservative funds whereas preserving important companies and guaranteeing Montanans hold extra of what they earn.”
“It’s an honor and privilege to affix Governor Gianforte’s workforce as funds director,” Sen. Osmundson stated. “I sit up for working with the gifted workforce on the funds workplace to make sure we’re good stewards of taxpayer cash and proceed the governor’s efforts to deliver larger fiscal self-discipline to state authorities.”