On Thursday, It was a great show to learn about Troy Downing, a somewhat unknown candidate that just might be matched up against Montana Democratic, Jon Tester next year in the election for the United States Senate.
Earlier this year word came out that Troy Downing of Big Sky, pleaded not guilty to seven misdemeanor citations from the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. According to their spokesperson Andrea Jones, Troy Downing tried to purchase Montana resident hunting and fishing licences as a non-resident, an accusation that he vehemently denies.
If you listen to our podcast (right here)
you will hear exactly what Downing has to say, not only about the accusation, but also about the source and the timing of the claim.
Troy Downing started his career as a Research Scientist and educator that went on to launch a successful technology startup that eventually merged with Yahoo!
After retiring from technology in his mid 30’s, Troy, deeply affected by the events of September 11, 2001, enlisted with the US Air Force / Air National Guard in a Combat Search and Rescue Squadron. Troy ended his military career 8 years later after serving in two deployments to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
After evacuating countless wounded warriors off the battlefield, upon returning home, Troy has been intimately involved with “Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation” and serve’s on their Advisory Board. The foundation uses fly fishing in Montana as healing therapy for our traumatically wounded veterans. A simple idea, yet very effective showing not only the healing powers of the natural beauty of the Great State of Montana, but the power of the human spirit to heal itself.
Troy now has a successful career in commercial real estate, but Troy once again heard the call to serve his state and country and is seeking the Republican nomination to serve in the U.S. Senate representing the Great State of Montana.
Troy is a strong supporter of smaller government, the 2nd Amendment, and economic prosperity for all through lower taxes. An avid outdoorsman and huntsman, Troy is a strong defender of public access to our great lands for recreational purposes. Troy firmly believes that we need true political outsiders in Washington to stand up for Montana against the federal government whenever necessary.