House District 9 — Rodrik Brosten
House District 9 — Scott Reichner
- House District 9 — Rodrik Brosten
Family: Wife, Irene
Occupation: Semi-retired, owner of Brosten Manufacturing
Background: Born and raised in Swan Valley; spent two years in the U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division; graduated from Montana State University with a degree in mechanical engineering; spent 10 years working in Portland, Ore., before returning to Bigfork to start a machine shop; worked for Semitool and Northwest Precision; first run for political office
- House District 9 — Scott Reichner
Family: Wife, Jill; 10 children
Occupation: Self-employed, owner of Flathead Mortgage
Background: Graduated from high school in Carlsbad, Calif.; studied finance at Brigham Young University in Utah; worked for several companies in the banking industry; moved to Bigfork with his wife to be near her family in 1997; served three terms on Bigfork School District Board of Trustees, two as chairman; has held the Montana House District 9 seat since January 2009; chairman of the House Education Committee
Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2012 7:59 am
Democrat Rodrik Brosten is running against two-term Republican incumbent Scott Reichner this fall for Montana’s House District 9 seat.
It’s Brosten’s first run for office. And the semi-retired mechanical engineer and machinist is facing a tough race against Reichner in the heavily Republican district centered around Bigfork.
Saturday, September 29, 2012 7:59 am.