Montanan's Way of Life

Tanner Smith Declares Candidacy for Governor, Appoints Randy Pinocci as Lt. Governor


::: For Immediate Release:::


Media Contact:
Jim Riley
Phone: 406-607-0728

Lakeside, MT (March 12, 2024): Tanner Smith has officially announced his candidacy for Governor after an extensive six-month campaign throughout the state of Montana. Campaign Manager Jim Riley expressed that the residents of Montana have been calling for stronger leadership, emphasizing the need for a conservative Governor. Smith, a third-generation Montanan, felt compelled to enter the race after recognizing the significant changes in the state during his time as a legislator.


As part of his gubernatorial bid, Tanner Smith has selected Public Service Commission (PSC) Commissioner Randy Pinocci as his running mate for Lieutenant Governor. Pinocci, eager to take on the role, highlighted the shared commitment to addressing Montanans' concerns regarding lower taxes and energy costs. Smith endorsed Pinocci's nomination, citing his constitutional conservatism and expertise in energy issues due to his current role as a PSC Commissioner. Both Smith and Pinocci are enthusiastic about collaborating and combining their strengths to benefit the state.

Those interested in learning more about Tanner Smith's campaign for Governor in 2024 can visit for further information or contact Campaign Manager, Jim Riley at


About Tanner J. Smith

Tanner J. Smith is a dedicated public servant, successful business owner at Tanner Smith Construction, and experienced Republican legislator currently serving in the Montana House of Representatives. With a proven track record of effective leadership and a deep commitment to Montana's values, Smith is running for Governor to restore Montana's way of life and lead Montana into a prosperous

Published on 3/12/2024 (40 days ago)