Ray Gorham, help new to the community and new to leadership roles, loses Shepherd School Trustee Seat
Ray Gorham attempted to run for a seat on the local Shepherd School District and lost to both opponents, with a poor 23% of the vote
School Trustee Seat, Shepherd 37. Experienced community members and opponents Julie Hinkle and Kirk Brumfield took the clear leads over Gorham.
School Trustee Seat, Shepherd 37 Voting Results
JULIE HINKLE 461 38.87 %
KIRK A BRUMFIELD 443 37.35 %
“Just Say” RAY GORHAM 282 23.78 %
Tom Berry’s successful 3-term experience in the Montana Legislature has always followed a goal of less regulation for businesses and individuals. Ray Gorham’s fictional advertisements and inexperienced door-to-door sales pitches include his false statement “Tom Berry only voted for increased regulations.”
The fact is Tom Berry has always fought for less regulations. His record is clear. Tom Berry:
sponsored legislation giving real estate agents greater freedom to govern themselves
sponsored legislation granting state-owned banks less regulation
sponsored legislation to reduce regulations on Otter Creek coal tracts
voted to eliminate tax on business equipment for small businesses
Canadian-born, globe trotter and U.S. States hopper (lived in California, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Indiana, Iowa, Arkansas) Ray Gorham, currently resides in Shepherd Montana and has filed to run as a Republican candidate for House District 40, challenging successful three-term Republican incumbent and Montana native Tom Berry.
Gorham was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and then crossed over the border (legally) to attend the Brigham Young School in Utah, where he learned accounting. Ray admits that two years of studying accounting was enough for him to know he didn’t want to spend his career keeping up with tax laws and government regulations, so after graduation he found a job at Wal-Mart, then Flying J (living in Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Indiana, Iowa, Arkansas) and eventually attempted an unnamed restaurant in California before his latest venture to Montana. Gorham is a hobby fiction writer when his log business is slow.
The Ray website texts include incorrect paraphrased and misleading statements about incumbent Tom Berry’s voting record. General texts written by Ray are nearly void of the word Montana, and the layouts bear no image or visual element of Montana or the U.S.A., with the exception of lake scene and a picture of Ray Photoshopped (digitally-edited) in the foreground.
Tom Berry is a Montana native, small business owner, rancher, family man and steward of our communities. He is Proven Success and that’s why Berry is still the first choice Vote for House District 40. Raised on an irrigated farm in Eastern Montana, Berry learned about the importance of family, community, economic decisions and responsible problem-solving. With decades of Montana business experience including the Oil Industry, Construction, Restaurants, Truck Stops, Real Estate and Insurance, Tom Berry continues to make the best choices for a stronger Montana.
Tom is a Montana native and successful self made business man that is intimately concerned with the best future for our families