Governor Steve Bullock
Politician, attorney, 24th Governor of Montana
Governor Steve Bullock is a politician, attorney, and former professor. He was elected Montana’s 24th Governor in 2012 and reelected in 2016. Throughout his career Bullock has emphasizes his desire to bring people together and bridge partisan divides.
As Governor, he has fought on behalf of workers, students, and families, working with a Republican legislature to expand Medicaid, pass an Earned Income Tax Credit, and establish the state’s first public pre-K. He was also the first governor in the country to protect net neutrality through Executive Order.
Prior to his governorship, Bullock acted as the Attorney General of Montana, winning the election in 2008. While in this role he pushed for tougher drunken driving laws, a crackdown on prescription drug abuse, tackled the misclassification of employees as independent contractors by FedEx, and pursued the railroad industry for monopolistic business practices.
On May 14th, 2019 Bullock announced his candidacy for the 2020 Presidential Election, running on the Democratic ticket. Bullock made campaign finance reform a central cause of his campaign, continuing his political legacy to fight corruption in politics. As Attorney General he had taken this fight to the Supreme Court in the first challenge to Citizens United, and later passed one of the strongest campaign disclosure laws in the country. During his candidacy, Bullock has simultaneously been suing the Trump Administration to ensure that wealthy donors can’t hide their influence.
The Common Good hosted Bullock on July 17th, 2019, presenting 2020 Presidential Candidates: Governor Steve Bullock as part of the 2020 Presidential Candidates Series.