Hi, I'm Courtenay Sprunger.
I'm running for Montana House District 7 as a Republican focused on infrastructure, education, and workforce solutions.
Here's a little about me:
I was born and raised in Kalispell. Our family has been in the Flathead Valley for five generations - it will always be home.
My family has deep roots in Kalispell. My grandmother was a Flathead County Justice of the Peace and my father taught at Flathead High for 30 years. My mother, Kay, stayed home to raise us and won most 5k road races in the area while chasing my two older brothers and me around our family farm in Creston.
I am the founder and CEO of a boutique public involvement firm based in Kalispell. We help government agencies engage and inform communities about transportation and infrastructure projects throughout Montana, Idaho, and Washington.
I am honored to serve as the 2021 Chair of the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce, a board member for Glacier Bank, and as a Montana Ambassador. In recent years, I've also participated on the boards of the Conrad Mansion and Flathead Area Young Professionals.
Outside of work, I'm the proud aunt of thirteen amazing nieces and nephews and "mom" to two scent-happy beagles and three beautiful horses.
Why am I running for HD7?
When I decided to run for this seat, many people asked some iteration of, “Are you sure you want to do this? It’s going to be nasty out there.” These questions encouraged me to examine the desire to serve and if it mattered enough to accept the hardships that often come with running for office. Here’s where I landed.
In recent years, the Flathead Valley, and Montana as a whole, have experienced immense growth. Along with many others, I have observed congested roadways, rude customers, and a housing shortage.
Alongside our challenges, we've celebrated great community successes such as the Bypass and Parkline Trail.
These changes provide a powerful motivation to advocate for the values and legislation that will ensure Montana maintains its rightful title as the last best place. As a community, we must be intentional about the future we create.
For me, there is no work more important than preserving our Montana way of life while fostering opportunities for Montana’s residents and businesses.
If you agree, I hope you’ll support me for Montana House District 7.
“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
You can count on me.
My first commitment to you is to lead with respect, courage, honesty, and kindness.
My second commitment is to approach our impending growth intentionally.
My third commitment is to focus on legislation that:
Empowers our businesses to create great jobs,
Our school systems to equip students and support workforce solutions,
Our community to invest in the critical infrastructure that serves as the physical foundation of Kalispell.