ISSUES

Alden's Stance on Key Issues

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COMBATTING THE CRIME AND DRUG EPIDEMIC

No matter what side of the political aisle a person falls on, we should all be able to agree that having a safe place to live is an important cornerstone of our lives. Unfortunately, since 2013, violent crime has increased 91% in Montana and Helena's violent crime rate is almost triple the national average. My time working at the Department of Justice has given me the experience to fight back against this. I will work tirelessly to reverse this trend by supporting our law enforcement and stiffening the penalties for violent criminals.

LOWERING TAXES

All Montanans are feeling the effects of President Biden and DC Democrats's disastrous policies. Record high gas prices, surging food prices, and record high inflation is the reality that we all face today. Once elected, I will do my part to make sure Montana is helping out our families struggling with these cost increases by cutting states taxes, providing tax credits, and capping property tax rates.

FIGHTING FEDERAL OVERREACH

The federal government does not represent the values of Montana. Whether it's vaccine mandates, coming for our guns, indoctrinating our children with
CRT, or wasting billions of our tax dollars, we need leaders in Helena to fight back against the federal government. When I'm elected I will be a champion of local and state rights and fight back against a greedy and wasteful federal government that clearly doesn't represent our best interests.

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EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

It is already common knowledge that education run by the federal government doesn’t work. Now the federal government is attempting to insert additional control on local education by trying to mandate our schools to teach programs like critical race theory and ‘The 1619 Project’. These programs teach our children to hate America and hate each other. We need to return control of schools to the local level and let Helena parents and citizens make the best decisions about what will be taught in the classroom.

PROTECTING OUR SECOND AMENDMENT

Make no mistake about it. Our Second Amendment is under attack. The radical left wants to take away the way that we as Montanans protect our families, properties, and homes. Our founding fathers were more than clear on this issue. “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” I will always vote to protect Montanans’ second amendment rights!

PROTECTING MONTANA PUBLIC LANDS

Our vast public lands are one of the things that makes Montana such a special place to live. As an avid hunter and fisherman, I love to spend time in our great public lands along with thousands of other Montanans. While there are many different aspects to this issue in regard to management of public lands, allow me to be clear. I will always vote to protect Montanan’s access to public lands.

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REDUCING MEDICINE COSTS

One thing I think everyone can agree on is that medicine has gotten unaffordable for many people because of pharmaceutical companies that only care about padding their own pockets. As a person with Type 1 Diabetes, I can attest that prices for life saving medicines like insulin have gotten far too expensive for everyday Montanans. As a State Representative I will support reigning in the pharmaceutical industry and ensuring that critical medicines are available to Montanans at an affordable price.

If you would like to know my stance on any other issues of importance, feel free to email me at aldenformontana@gmail.com or (406) 616-2280