Bonus Interview: Montana state legislator Mallerie Stromswold

Rethinking with Alex Torpey
Rethinking with Alex Torpey
Bonus Interview: Montana state legislator Mallerie Stromswold
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Join Alex for this special interview as part of the nonpartisan series on running for public office.

This interview is with Mallerie Stromswold, who was just elected to the Montana state legislature in 2020… At 19 years old! Mallerie (R) represents Montana’s 50th legislative district.

She talks to us about some of her upcoming legislative priorities, how she started her campaign at age 17 while still in high school, and what she has learned thus far from knocking on doors and talking to people in her community.

You can find more about Mallerie on her website here.


This is a special edition series from Rethinking. Based on the demand and interest right now from people who want to learn more about getting involved and becoming more influential, or a decision maker, in government, I decided to create this free, nonpartisan, totally open tutorial. This may be valuable for those who are thinking about running for office, but need a place to start or don’t have access to these sorts of resources already. There will be more episodes on other ways to get involved.

This series provides an overview in the following areas:

  1. Should you run for office?
  2. How to start your campaign from scratch
  3. Running your campaign
  4. GOTV and Election Day
  5. Win or lose – now what?

Each section provides an overview of helpful information. It is not meant to be exhaustive, nor is it meant to be definitive – there are many ways to approach this, and there is lot more detail you can go into. But for those of you who may not have access to partisan resources, or wish to run outside the party/power structure (go you!), I hope this is a helpful starting point.

Do you wish I went into more detail in any area? Let me know on social media or by email!

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From serving as mayor (non party affiliated) of his hometown of South Orange at age 23, a municipal business administrator, founder of a digital consulting firm, an emergency management director and volunteer EMT, and as a graduate level adjunct professor, management consultant, mentor and speaker, Alex Torpey brings together his uniquely diverse experiences to help provide us a platform to rethink the future of our communities, our republic, and ourselves.