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Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 7:00 pm | Updated: 8:49 am, Tue Apr 22, 2014.

Gil Jordan was weary of big-city life in Los Angeles when he headed to Montana in the late 1970s with a rather singular goal.

“I wanted to go somewhere that wouldn’t be developed in my lifetime,” he recalled. “I’d about had it with the rat race in California and literally decided if I stayed there I’d have gotten stuck there.”

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          32 comments:

          • Reason posted at 6:15 pm on Tue, Nov 6, 2012.

            Reason Posts: 3

            Hey, dudes? Married in the traditional sense? I was at their wedding. Gil's father, a Methodist minister for 50 years, married them. July 30, 1978, Los Angeles County, California. Look it up. It's public record.

            Maybe dinos like you think not only should a wife take her husband's name, but that her husband lies about how long they have been married, when he was there too?

            And anyway, what does it matter.

            At least both of them, Gil & his wife, can spell correctly and write these comments with a modicum of proper grammar & usage.

             
          • deucehere posted at 5:50 pm on Fri, Nov 2, 2012.

            deucehere Posts: 15

            Oh I don’t think their married in the traditional sense, the e-mails in the paper today had both names.
            As I read the e-mails they sent to the state energy, it looks like he( Gil Jordan) will go for building permits. That means a building department and fees and codes and higher taxes; kripes when does it end with those democrats

             
          • Transparency posted at 1:15 pm on Tue, Oct 23, 2012.

            Transparency Posts: 87

            34 years??? When will the museum keeper learn to tell the truth???

             
          • RussCrowder posted at 7:16 am on Mon, Oct 15, 2012.

            RussCrowder Posts: 414

            Gil Jordan is a "moderate"...Do moderates attend "Occupy" rally's over 50 times? How gullible does this Democrat think the people are? The "moderates" were forced out of Democrat Party politics years ago when the Party was taken over by the radical left AS REPRESENTED BY GIL JORDAN ! This is a guy that has campaigned against the recent adoption by the county commission of a long overdue private property owners Bill-Of-Rights. Gil Jordan is a moderate? If you like the way Obama is running the country, you will love the way Jordan runs the county!

             
          • Transparency posted at 1:07 pm on Sat, Oct 6, 2012.

            Transparency Posts: 87

            You know, Mike, it's often necessary to 'sound-off' on a person or subject in order to get
            others to pay attention. We certainly got yours and Jordan's.

            You have the right to vote for Jordan, as I suspect you would have in any event, and you also have the right to deal with the consequences.

            On the other hand, if you are an OCCUPY freeloader, then you are not concerned about property rights, real estate taxes and Jordan's socialist agenda.

            Either way, your vote, doesn't change the facts that Jordan is an Obama clone with the same political philosophy.

            The 'nonsense' you refer to is factual information the public needs to know about a candidate like Jordan. If elected, he will become a danger to everyone and that includes you.

            So tell Gilbert V. he's not the best man for the job!

             
          • michael posted at 11:13 pm on Fri, Oct 5, 2012.

            michael Posts: 534

            read enough nonsense from the local looney tunes here to know that Mr. Jordan must be the best man for the job. He'll have my vote.

             
          • Transparency posted at 6:48 pm on Fri, Oct 5, 2012.

            Transparency Posts: 87

            I am shocked by the feminine quality of the picture accompanying this article.

            Surely, there must be a name for this phenomenon.

             
          • Plumber posted at 10:33 am on Thu, Oct 4, 2012.

            Plumber Posts: 82

            Jim Dupont would roll over if Gil Jordan was ever to fulfill his term.

            Gil Jordan stands for everything that Dupont fought against.

            Gil Jordan would NEVER be Dupont's choice to carry out his legacy. Not in a million years. Not in 2 million.

            Remember that when you mark your ballot.

             
          • Fast posted at 10:15 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            Fast Posts: 248

            Does''s it real mater? Noooooooo Let go and enjoy the good things in life.

             
          • RIGHTOFCENTER posted at 9:47 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            RIGHTOFCENTER Posts: 181

            Been there done that: I haven't seen the following happen since we got rid of the 3 million dollar man Joe Brenneman:

            Importing a Las Vegas planner that launched one attack after another against property owner, neighbors spying on neighbors, secret members only websites, destruction of public documents, violation of open meetings laws, holding public meetings in private homes that were not ADA compliant and bloating the county budget by 32 million dollars in 6 years.

            Since Brenneman was replaced by Pam Holmquist the constant assault on property owners and their right to own and control their own property has ended. Let's hope we never go back to those dark days when DEMOCRATS like Brenneman, 60' hippy Gil Jordan and F bomb LaChappelle have free reign to attack try to take away our property rights. Thank you so much Pam Holmquist for believing in the freedoms this country was founded on. The freedom to own and control our own private property.

             
          • ONTHEMARK posted at 9:38 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            ONTHEMARK Posts: 85

            Who ever said that we thought Gary Hall was a Republican? Have you ever heard of the term RINO. Pam Holmquist is doing a great job of getting the economy going in Flathead County. Two years in a row she has decreased the overall county budget and it is much smaller than when the 3 million dollar man was voted out of office in a landslide. She just went to the MACO conference and got that conference booked for Flathead County for next year, promoting our local businesses. She has been in favor of business friendly regulations and Flathead County's unemployment rate has been steadily going down since she took office.

            One thing is for sure if we get kooks like Jordan or LaChappelle, we will be in the poor farm here in Flathead County. Both are anti-business and and property-rights and anti-freedom. The Democratic party candidates are pathetic!!!! I would be ashamed to be a member of a party that has such pathetic candidates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

             
          • Been there done that posted at 9:24 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            Been there done that Posts: 101

            O.K. it seems that the dem's have a couple of, lets say, not the best of choice candidates. But the repub's platforms advocate for change, change, change..........but who has held all seats the last couple of years.......where's the change? Why can't we get action with 3 repub's in charge. Pam "Jobs" Holmquist ran on a platform of just that.......why is unemployment so high? We are a county that blindly votes by party; As Sarah P. said "Hows that change working for you now". Research the candidates, make the best choice, and don't forget ALL of history (Joe Dem and Gary Repub both voted the same way.......not just Joe, I know it'seasy to forget.......and it's easy to say RHINO......but he was the repub who was voted in). Informred voters are better then party line drones.

             
          • RIGHTOFCENTER posted at 8:44 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            RIGHTOFCENTER Posts: 181

            flyfish and luckygirl if your want to support these "moonbeams" as Transparancy has called them go ahead. Gil Jordan and LaChappelle are kooks of the highest order. luckygirl, as soon as you reveal your identity I will too. But you might be surprised as to who I am. One thing we know for sure is that Joe, the 3 million dollar man Brenneman did more damage to the DEMOCRATIC party than any one else could have ever done. One thing I will make sure I do is never let people forget. It looks to me like this Gil Jordan, '60's hippy retread and F bomb LaChappelle make Brenneman's attack on property owners and their rights look like childs play.

            flyfish and luckygirl you need to find a different party, your party is nothing more than a bunch of kooks. Just google Gil Jordan and your will see just how far left and extreme he is. This guy it a threat to everything we believe in in Flathead County.

             
          • flyfish posted at 6:41 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            flyfish Posts: 198

            Are all of the people on here that are making such mean comments about Gil Jordan and Clara Mears La Chappelle so insecure about their own candidates that they have to act like a bunch of spoiled 6 year olds. The name calling and personal attacks only demean the people and party that you support.Talk about the issues and grow up.

             
          • libra42 posted at 6:20 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            libra42 Posts: 461

            Being from California is no vice. We have our share of idiots here in Montana. His participation in the "Occupy" fiasco is a different story and it's hard to explain that away.

             
          • luckygirl posted at 5:49 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            luckygirl Posts: 107

            really? If you're from California you should automatically lose all credibility? Those of you who truly believe this are no different than someone painting all Montanans with the same brush. There are plenty of legitimate reasons to question Jordan's positions. Hating him for being from California (or Maine, or Texas, or Nebraska, or Florida, etc etc) undermines everything else you say. RightofCenter, when are you going to share your identity? I'm guessing Donna Thornton, Mickey Lapp, Ardis Larsen for the "ladies" <<using the term very loosely here or Charles Lapp, Jeff Larsen, or any of the 2004-2005 planning board. Good grief, you really need a new schtick. New world order much??

             
          • Roark posted at 4:48 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            Roark Posts: 246

            Gil Jordan, the sad thing is is that he will get nearly every single Democrat vote for his district. Just goes to show that Democrats are out of touch with and cannot be bothered with reality. They would rather vote for a nut merely for the fact that he is a Democrat opposed to the idea's of reason and liberty., than vote for a candidate who has an understanding and a character proper to the office sought.

             
          • ManChef posted at 3:52 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            ManChef Posts: 61

            Ask Gil Jordan how many government programs he's been the recipient of.

            It's no mystery why he supports redistribution.

             
          • RIGHTOFCENTER posted at 2:48 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            RIGHTOFCENTER Posts: 181

            Transparency, you are spot on about this leftwingnut DEMOCRAT, Gil Jordan, when you previously stated 2 months ago on your post:

            "Be aware fellow citizens that there is a pony-tailed Don Ryan clone from left coast California running for County Commissioner on the democrat ticket. He loves Obama and hates the U.S. military. He braged about protesting the Viet Nam war in San Francisco. Ask yourselves; what does a 67 year old hippy offer Montana ??"

            I totally agree with your assessment of this '60s hippy retread!!!!

             
          • Transparency posted at 2:05 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            Transparency Posts: 87

            This retread ponytailed hippy is the biggest phony baloney in Coram and the Flathead Valley.

            His neighbors, he said, were genuine people who convinced him he'd found the right place.
            Then ask 'Mr. Settle at the Table' Jordan why in 2008 he arbitrarily sued one of his 'genuine
            neighbors' over a drainage ditch along side a road.

            Jordan like LaChappelle are moonbeams of the same stripe. Politically they may as well be from Mars.

            Jordan left the Lamplighter House allegedly for a difference of opinion. Ha! That parting led
            to a lengthy period of unemployment punctuated by seasonal sales clerking at a trinket
            store in GNP and substitute teaching.

            This guy is as devious as Obama. Neither one wants you to learn what they really are about.
            If you knew Jordan's agenda,which includes redistribution, you'd understand why he supports 'Occupy'.

            One thing more, ask to see the date on his marriage license.

             
          • rooter posted at 12:49 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            rooter Posts: 171

            Would have loved to seenthis guy walk into the Blue Moon in the 70's with that pony tail.You can be assured he wouldn't have left with it. At least not still attached to his head. Oh what a vicious and violent place the Flathead was before the PC California crowd came to build their log cabins in the woods and mate with the Wolves and Grizzer Bears.

             
          • rooter posted at 12:46 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            rooter Posts: 171

            Would have loved to seenthis guy walk into the Blue Moon in the 70's with that poneytail.You can be assured he wouldn't have left with it. At least not still attached to his head. Oh what a vicious and violent place the Flathead was before the PC California crowd came to build their log cabins in the woods and mate with the Wolves and Grizzer Bears. [ban]

             
          • rooter posted at 12:39 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            rooter Posts: 171

            HIPPY RETREAD? L M A O ONTHEMARK. Maybe Slippy Retread?[beam]

             
          • LittlePete posted at 12:18 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            LittlePete Posts: 45

            The word on the street is that there's more to the story of Gil Jordan's job departure from the NW Mental Health Center than he's revealed in this article.

            Gil Jordan should level with the people of Flathead County as to the real circumstances of why he left his job at the Mental Health Center.

             
          • TruthOrDare posted at 10:34 am on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            TruthOrDare Posts: 15

            Want to know what Gil Jordan's agenda is? Here it is in his own words:

            “I wanted to go somewhere that wouldn’t be developed in my lifetime,” he recalled.

            If there is any doubt what Gil Jordan will attempt to do as a Commissioner - here it is folks. Now that he resides in our County, he wants to shut the door. No development, no business, no growth. This is what Gil Jordan is all about.

            Gil Jordan AND Clara LaChappelle are to be feared because of their personal anti-business, anti-growth agendas. They stand against EVERYTHING we are about in Flathead County.

             
          • Maria C posted at 10:25 am on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            Maria C Posts: 48

            Mr. Ponytail is a complete wack-job. This guy is the orchestrator of all the Occupy Kalispell, great unwashed rallies at Depot Park. He's a professional protestor warmed over from the 1960's. He's a recycled hippie that has plenty of time to stand on the sidewalk and demand that the productive citizens of Kalispell pay more so those refusing to work or pull themselves up may continue to live.

            He has nothing to offer Flathead County. He needs to be rejected.

             
          • RealDeal posted at 7:36 am on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            RealDeal Posts: 73

            Every time they profile a candidate, I am wondering where the real choices are. If these are the people I am supposed to vote for, this will be an easy vote, none of the above. I would rather have the good ol' boy network running this valley. The rest of these people are a joke! Do people really think that La-Chappelle or this piece of warmed over death can do anything of real value for the valley. The only reason they say they will be "full time commisioners" is because they are unemployed rejects looking for a job. Come on Flathead, can't you come up with some real candidates?

             
          • ONTHEMARK posted at 7:15 am on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            ONTHEMARK Posts: 85

            This guy is nothing but a '60's hippy retread. Just take one look at him in public with his pony tail. He needs to go back in time into the '60's and put on his bell bottoms and go to Woodstock and smoke a joint. The guy is trying to run from his ring leading of the Occupy Wallstreet movement here in Flathead County. He has been seen at one Occupy rally after another. He claims he is not the ring leader, but yet rallies the troops for the extremists in the Occupy Movement. Look at the signs he holds up about the 1% vs. the 99%, he is voicing Obama's class warefare and division of the people of this country by class. It is shameful!!!! How do marxists always start a new movement, by attacking the wealth producers. This is exactly what Jordan's this 99% vs. 1% is, and it is shameful. Jordan should be ashamed of himself. No matter how you look at it, this guy is a far left extremist!!!! If you think Brenneman was bad, this guy will be like Brenneman on steroids.

             
          • urgedfilly posted at 7:07 am on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            urgedfilly Posts: 92

            lol, that was absolutely beautiful mypetie.

             
          • Redneck Woman posted at 6:39 am on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            Redneck Woman Posts: 12

            I think Gill would make a great commissioner along with LaChappelle. They really want to work hard for the people in the valley. But there are special people here that are afraid they will lose their free meal ticket if these 2 wonderful hard working people get in. They work hard, pay their taxes more than some here. They don't get tax breaks on their property. They didn't have their land given to them. They invested their lives here in this community. Why do people think because you weren't born here that you are not entitled to run for an office here? It is the people that had their land given to them think they are entitle to everything. Maybe new faces with new ideas will turn this county around. Because with people that have always been able to sit on boards, like school boards, advisory boards and land use boards are the same story. Give me everything. They don't care what happens to the hard working people of this valley. As long as they get what they want.

             
          • mypetie posted at 6:34 am on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            mypetie Posts: 36

            Sorry but if you are from California you no nothing about how to run anything in the state of Montana!!!!

            Just sayin

             
          • RIGHTOFCENTER posted at 7:25 pm on Tue, Oct 2, 2012.

            RIGHTOFCENTER Posts: 181

            Jordan said:

            “If all three commissioners represent the same political party, it seems a certainty that large segments of valley residents will not have a voice,” Jordan said. “I offer a moderate and moderating point of view that will bring some balance to the county commission.”

            This sounds like the exact same message the 3 million dollar man, DEMOCRAT Joe Brenneman said last time he ran for re-election and lost in a landslide to Pam Holmquist. In Brenneman's case that balance led to lawsuits that cost us 3 million; importing a Las Vegas planner that launched one attack after another against property owner, neighbors spying on neighbors, secret members only websites, destruction of public documents, violation of open meetings laws, holding public meetings in private homes that were not ADA compliant and bloating the county budget by 32 million dollars in 6 years.

            Jordan is one of the main donors on Brenneman's campaign donation list. We simply can not afford another 3 million dollars from this Brenneman clone. If you are thinking about voting for a Democrat this year, you need to remember these guys; "Barrack Hussein Obama" and "Joe Brenneman". I think you will come to your senses and vote Republican.

             

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