Meet Whitney & Buzz

Whitney is running for Governor to bring a new generation of leadership to Helena

Whitney Williams is a sixth generation Montanan and businesswoman. As CEO of williamsworks, Whitney worked alongside Fortune 500 companies, charities, and citizens to solve complex problems — just like those Montanans face every day. She’s helped folks get back on their feet after disaster strikes, opened new markets for farmers struggling to make ends meet, and served on the ground in communities abandoned by government all together.

She has managed multi-million dollar budgets and brought folks from all walks of life together to tackle the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, help law enforcement protect kids from sex trafficking, and make sure students all over the world get the education they deserve.

For every tough problem, Whitney’s brought folks together and found common ground to solve them.

Now, she’s running for Governor to do the same in the state her family homesteaded six generations ago. As Governor, Whitney will fight back against the constant threat to our public lands from Big Money and special interests. She’ll finally hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for the price of prescription drugs, and she’ll defend the Montana we know and love against wealthy out-of-staters buying up land and cutting off access.

The daughter of Pat and Carol Williams — Montana’s longest serving Congressman and first female Senate Majority Leader, Whitney grew up knowing that being a Montanan was a privilege — but that it was up to every generation to fight for it.

Whitney is a graduate of the University of Montana in Political Science and Forestry and Native American studies.

Buzz Mattelin is a farmer, father, and fighter for Montana’s rural communities.

The third generation in his family to farm along the Missouri River, Mattelin knows firsthand that a changing Montana is hurting Montana’s families He’s running to serve as Lieutenant Governor to ensure their voices are heard as he works alongside Whitney Williams to tackle the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs, strengthen public education across Montana, create economic opportunity in every corner of the state, and defend our public lands from the Trump Administration’s repeated attempts to transfer and sell them to the highest bidder.

In addition to farming, Mattelin has spent his career fighting for the working families and farmers who call Montana home.

He was appointed by Governor Schweitzer to the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee, and was subsequently re-appointed by Governor Schweitzer and Governor Bullock. Mattelin also served on the U.S. Grains Council, Northern Crops Council, and the state Environmental Quality Council. Appointed by the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Mattelin also served on the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee. Previously, Mattelin served on the Culbertson School Board of Trustees for six years and currently serves on the Roosevelt County Conservation District Council. In 2019, Mattelin was elected the President of the National Barley Growers Association and named the 2019 Outstanding Ag Leader by Montana State University.

Mattelin knows that it’s a privilege to be a Montanan — and that the new challenges before us require a new type of leader to fight for our way of life. His greatest role in life is as husband to Laurie, father to Joan and John, and grandfather of three. He lives in Culbertson.

Of course, one of his proudest achievements remains the Montana State University’s variety of barley being named “Buzz” in his honor.