Heenan Announces Challenge to Gianforte
October 25, 2017
John Heenan of Billings has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Montana's sole U.S. House of Representatives seat. Currently, the seat is held by Greg Gianforte of Bozeman. Gianforte has already filed for reelection to the position.
Heenan is a husband, father of four, and restauranteur in addition to being a consumer protection lawyer. He writes on his website, "I've spent my entire law career helping people stand up against powerful banks, insurance companies, and corporations."
Heenan moved to Montana from Pennsylvania after his freshman year of college to attend the University of Montana. There he met his wife, and after graduation applied to law school. Heenan writes, "In law school, I had the opportunity to represent college students dealing with landlord-tenant and debt collection issues. I found it incredibly rewarding to stick up for these students and knew that when I graduated I didn't want to work for insurance companies or corporations- I wanted to help people who couldn't stand up for themselves."
Heenan then moved to Billings where he has established his private practice. His family owns Local Kitchen & Bar.