During her first session, she successfully sponsored and passed five pieces of legislation, including a bill to protect consumers from off shore predatory lenders and another giving prosecutors the ability to better evaluate and classify sex predators.
Her study bill, HJR 16 (“An Interim Study of State-Operated Public Institutions Serving Individuals with Mental Illness, Intellectual Disabilities, and Chemical Dependency“) has been adopted by the Children and Family Services Interim Committee.
Prior to being elected to the 63rd Legislature, Jenny worked as a consumer protection advocate at the Montana Attorney General’s Office where she had the opportunity to travel across Montana educating seniors, high school students, and community groups on avoiding scams and financial predation.
Jenny is the program manager for Carol’s List, an organization working to elect more women in Montana. She is also a board member with the Montana Financial Education Coalition as well as the Lewis and Clark County United Way. Jenny also serves as a co-chair to the Montana Democratic Legislative Coordinated Campaign Steering Committee.
Jenny received her degree in Government from Smith College in Northampton, MA. She first came to Montana as part of an exchange at the University of Montana and fell in love with our great state. Her love for Montana drives her to work to build a better state for the next generation. Jenny and her husband, Brian, are the proud parents of two elementary-aged children. Jenny loves visiting with her constituents, spending time with her family and friends, reading, hiking, traveling, and volunteering in her children’s school.