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 am an individual who wants to serve her community at this level. I will be thorough in accomplishing community goals, while demonstrating diplomacy for all sides involved. I hope to encourage community involvement, offering guidance through local government processes. I have introduced myself to many staff and elected officials within our County government and I have been shadowing the office of Cascade County Commissioner for nearly a year. Our community can expect an efficient transfer to an elected official who is passionate about involving individuals impacted in decisions made on their behalf.
I am new to an election, but not new to standing up and standing out when Godly values are being challenged, and I have enthusiasm to learn and grow into the role of public servant.
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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 Centerville. 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 also owned and operated my property management business, Mended Fence Property Solutions, 11 years 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.