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Amanda Curtis is a high school math teacher who brings the Butte values of working hard and telling the truth to Montana politics. Amanda grew up in Billings and learned early on the challenges of working families. Amanda’s family struggled to make ends meet, and she relied on her father’s union insurance for healthcare. Amanda saw several family members battle with addiction and mental illness.
Amanda graduated from Skyview High School and went on to get a degree in biology from Montana Tech and teaching credentials in math and science from UM-Western. Amanda taught at Butte Central Catholic High School and Helena Middle School before landing her dream job at Butte High School, where she currently teaches geometry. Amanda is on the Executive Council of MEA-MFT, Montana’s largest union, and the Board of Directors of the National Education Association. She is also a trustee to the Southwestern Montana Central Labor Council and a Director for Carol’s List. In addition, Amanda is the President and co-founder of the Butte America Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to promoting social justice through community outreach and education.
Amanda followed her signature advice of “show up and say yes” and successfully ran for the Montana state legislature in 2012. As a first-term legislator, Amanda earned a reputation for being a fighter for everyday Montanans. She sponsored the Hire Montana First Act to expand hiring preference for Montana residents and fought for increased benefits for volunteer fire fighters. As Representative, Amanda will continue fight for working class families, for students, for women, and for all Montanans who need a voice in government. Amanda stands for a fair, transparent government that represents the interests of people and not corporate special interest groups. As a legislator, Amanda strived to make government more accessible by documenting her time in the legislature through a YouTube video diary of the legislative session, where she explained each day’s business to her constituents.
Amanda met her husband Kevin at a rock-climbing store in Butte shortly after he retired from speed skating. They have now been happily married for fifteen years and live in a miner’s cottage in Butte with their cat Geoff and dogs Billie and Rick.
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Amanda Curtis is a high school math teacher who brings the Butte values of working hard and telling the truth to Montana politics.
As a Representative, Amanda will fight for working class families, students, women and for all Montanans who need a voice in our state Capitol.