Mike Fellows – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for US House of Representatives, Montana

Montana Libertarian Party
PO Box 4803Missoula MT 59806
(406) 721-9020
Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

We need a smaller government and lower taxes. Republicans have failed in these area's. We have trillions of dollars in debt owed to China and Japan. A Missoulian newspaper editorial pointed out that we have two liberal spending Republican congressman who can't say no to more spending. Some thing has to give. I'm the only true fiscal conservative in this race and with a smaller government, taxes would be lower. We need to reform Congress. Let's require Congress to actually read bills before they vote on them. Let's require a single subject rule, so our Reps can't stuff spending bills with pork designed to get them elected. We need a raise! With 40% of our money taken in the form of taxes, reducing them would give us a raise. Congress should be

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Mike Fellows is single and lives in Missoula.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Mike is involved with communications and the health care field.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Circle K International

American Cancer Society

March of Dimes

Missoula Community Access Television

Montana CoalitState Chair Montana Libertarian Party

Libertarian National Committee Alternate Region Oneion Nursing Home Reform

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, 2010

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008

Chair, Montana Libertarian Party, 2006

Alternate, Libertarian National Committee, 2002-2006

Candidate, Montana Secretary of State, 2000

Candidate, Montana State House, District 67, 1998

Volunteer, Harry Browne Campaign, 1996

Candidate, Local Government Study Commission, 1994

Chair, Missoula County Libertarian Party, 1993

Volunteer, Ed Clank Campaign, 1980

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Catholic

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

Distinguished voluntary leadership March of Dimes 1984

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

Mike Fellows has degress from the University of Montana and the University of Great Falls. Mike was involved with The Circle K Club as President, LT Governor, and District Editor. He also headed many projects in Circle K like the Great American Smokeout and campus Red Cross blood drives. Mike also served as a photogragher for the University of Montana yearbook.

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)

Army Reserve - Honorable

Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office

I am the only Fiscal Conservative running. Republicans promise a smaller government and lower taxes, but once in office government grows and spending increases. We have too many spending liberals in Congress. I will work to reduce government and lower taxes because we do need a raise. When government takes 40% of our income in taxes, getting some of that back would give us more spending power to but what we need. Congress gets a raise and they increase spending so that we are trillions in debt, with much of that debt owned by China and Japan. It's time for a change. We don't need a borrower and spender or a tax and spender. I won't vote to raise taxes as the Democrat has done when she voted for SB 407 in 2003. That bill raised taxes to balance the state budget.

Source: Submitted by Mike Fellows (10/25/2006)

Achievements If Elected

I would like to see a congress that actually read their bills. I will not vote to increase spending or increase taxes. We do need an up or down vote on congressional pay raises. We don't get raises why should Congress. We need to retore the Bill of Rights.

Source: Submitted by Mike Fellows (10/25/2006)

On Entering Public Service

Change comes from people who show up. If you don't show up you may not like the outcome of issues. We have too many politicians who claim to need more money for services yet they continue to spend our money on every project oiut there, instead of the essential services. We need to get back to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Entering public service shouldn't be giving your special interests more money and favors and politicians shouldn't simply give out pork as their incumbent reelection service.

Source: Submitted by Mike Fellows (10/25/2006)

Immigration
Social Services to Undocumented Immigrants

Let's take down the Welcome Wagon sign that says, Free education, Free healthcare, and other items that taxpayers are burden with.

Source: Submitted by Mike Fellows (10/25/2006)

Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws

Securing our borders is important. Let's enforce the laws on the books.

Source: Submitted by Mike Fellows (10/25/2006)

Real ID Act

Against this Act. This national ID card will have RFID's and could have information on what guns you own, your bank accounts and health information. The costs to states will be an unfunded mandate and states that do not comply will probably lose some Federal funding.

Source: Submitted by Mike Fellows (10/25/2006)

Education
Education, a General Statement

Education is important. That means all education, whether you homeschool put your child in a private school or decise to go the public route. Many issues in this campaign can be tied to school choice. If you don't like the classes being taught in a school you be able to choose one that you suits you and you child. If the money followed the child, people could decide themselves in the best education of our kids. After all it's education that's important. Choice would also give students more options in choosing schools which have high scores in Math and Science programs.

Source: Submitted by Mike Fellows (10/25/2006)

African, Latino & Native Americans
Native American Rights

If need to allow Native Americans to decide for themselves the direction they take. [Source: Submitted by Mike Fellows 10/25/2006 2:57:16 AM]

Source: Submitted by Mike Fellows (10/25/2006)

US Treaties with Native Americans

We have signed treaties. Let's keep our promises.

Source: Submitted by Mike Fellows (10/25/2006)

Food & Agriculture
Agriculture, a General Statement

Congress passed this year a farm bill that included another tax on farmers. The National Animal Identifacation System, at a cost of 30 million dollars will mandate that our Ag community start using implanted microchips on their animals. The cost would include scanners, computers and other equipment that many Montana smaller operations can't afford. The profit margins are small already and this may cause some farms to cease operations.

Source: Submitted by Mike Fellows (10/25/2006)

Alcohol, Cigarettes & Gambling
Smoking and Tobacco Buyout

Let's protect the property rights of business owners and let them decide the second hand smoke issue. A sign at the door is all we need, then we as consumers can decide this issue.

Source: Submitted by Mike Fellows (10/25/2006)

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