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A strong work ethic was ingrained early. A snow shovel and leaf rake demonstrated money-making capabilities for this candidate. By age 12, the responsibility of a newspaper route allowed a savings account for a first car and the insurance and gas needed to appreciate it. College studies toward a major in Business Administration and minor in Mechanical Engineering were thwarted for working full-time to pay for that education. While a college degree was never obtained, the education in integrity and personal responsibility has since been applied in all endeavors.

 

Employment background also includes safety and DOT compliance supervisor, human resources secretary, assembly line worker, school bus driver, substitute teacher, wrangler. Previous employers include Rubbermaid, Inc., Public School Districts in Wisconsin and Montana, Montana Wheat and Barley Committee, neighboring ranchers.  Experience encompasses growing businesses and gracefully guiding their down-sizing; making endless business decisions for myself and on behalf of other individuals; researching and applying federal, state and local guidelines in creating and administering policies; recruiting, motivating, working alongside and terminating employees.  I’ve held positions in the private and public sectors.  I’ve worked every job up to and including the last day of employment, even incurring overtime on that last day. 

 

My desire to serve the people is to raise their voice, listen to what they are saying and encourage participation in local government, establishing more transparency.  I truly enjoy serving my community at the local level - closest to the people I serve.  I wish to continue encouraging community involvement, offering guidance through local government processes.  My first year in office was highly educational, as I learned about our local government by first hand experience.  Our government needs more citizen involvement. 

I will continue to stand up and stand out when Godly values are being challenged, and I carry enthusiasm regarding changes taking place in my role of public servant. 

 

Your support for this campaign is appreciated!

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Rae Grulkowski is a Cascade County businesswoman, with commercial property within the city of Great Falls, and residential properties within Great Falls and outside of city boundaries. My husband and I make our home on rural acreage south and east of Stockett and attend church in our community.  This diversity of interests (rural, urban, commercial, residential) offers comprehensive representation for our county population. 

 

In 2018, I began working with my husband full-time at our multi-generational business, Carp's Drain Cleaning, Inc., located in Great Falls. I've owned and operated my property management business, Mended Fence Property Solutions, prior to 2018 and continue to manage our personal rental properties.  Before embarking on residential property management, I managed a private guest ranch along the Big Hole River in Melrose, Montana, and worked as a hunting guide and camp cook in the backcountry of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness.  

 

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