Larry was born in southern Idaho and was the 4th of 9 children. He has been happily married to his beautiful wife for 47 years. He has raised two great kids who went to grade school in the heights and graduated from Skyview High School.
Larry attended the VO tech at Idaho State University and served in the US Army 1969-1972.
I was humbled and honored to serve in the 67th Montana Legislature. During my time, I was able to support many pieces of legislation that encouraged economic development, job growth, public safety, energy development and reduce burdensome regulations on all Montanans.
My upcoming legislative priorities include the following:
After serving in the military, Larry worked for Cable TV in Helena for 5 years. He was hired by NorthWestern Energy (Montana Power at the time) in 1982 and transferred to Billings in 1987. Larry retired in 2017 after nearly 35 years of work. The last 12 years larry worked as the manager of the telecom department.
Larry is also an amature radio operator (AG7OC) and an avid four wheeler of both off road trucks and ATV’s. He has restored 8 Toyota Land Cruisers and a 63 Chevy SWB 4WD fleet side pickup over the years.
He is also an avid fly fisherman and enjoys backpacking across the wilderness. He takes advantage of the opportunity of spending time camping and exploring our public lands in Montana.
Larry was elected to the Montana State Legislature in 2021 but began serving the Billings community years prior, starting with serving on the school board in 1993 for six years. While on the school board, he served as a board member of the Montana School Boards association with one year as President of the organization.
Larry was appointed to the Billings City Council and served there for 11 years, including as two terms as Deputy Mayor.
Larry has been an active member of the Heights task force since it was founded. He believes it is a great organization that helps people connect on Heights issues.
Although a new member of the legislature, Larry has already been working hard for Billings. He has:
While on the city council, Larry helped accomplish many things including the following: