"We need leaders who have vision, experience and are willing to listen and pursue sensible solutions to complicated challenges. Now as we head into what is looking like a record-breaking year for our music venues and launching a new conservation effort to restore the Blackfoot River, I look back and am grateful to have had Jean’s willingness to see the dream and help us work through any snags along the way.
I respect Commissioner Jean Curtiss’s work ethic and leadership. She has my full support."
— Nick Checota, Logjam Presents, The Wilma, The Top Hat, Kettlehouse Amphitheater
"In the many years of operating our family guest ranch in Seeley, we’ve come to appreciate the importance of working together with elected leaders who understand our unique issues in a rural community as well as our vision for sharing Montana’s unique outdoor places with generations to come.
Missoula County Commissioner Jean Curtiss has both the policy expertise and the personal experience to understand the vital role our guest ranches play in our economy as well as upholding our rural outdoor way of life."
— Jack Rich, Seeley Lake
“When City Council and County Commissioners have interacted I’ve found her to be methodical, thoughtful and realistic in her approach to addressing issues that face our community. She’s an experienced leader who values cooperation and common sense solutions.”
— Gwen Jones, Missoula City Council Ward 3
“Jean's passion for ending homelessness and improving the health of our community are strongly evident in the leadership roles she’s taken and how she champions these causes at the local, state and federal levels. Jean shows up ‘in the trenches,’ playing an active role in moving our work forward.”
— Susan Hay Patrick, Founding Co-Chair, Reaching Home: Missoula's 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness; and Chair, Let's Move! Missoula
“Few people know Missoula County’s unique opportunities and challenges as well as Jean Curtiss. I’m proud to serve with her as a member of the Missoula Economic Partnership Board. Her energy and vision for economic development and attainable housing are crucial to our success.”
— Annelise Hedahl, Missoula Economic Partnership Board of Advisors & Former Missoula City Council Ward 5
"Jean Curtiss' experience and skills are unmatched. During her many years of service, she got to know every nook and cranny of Missoula County, as well as many of her constituents.
She had to deal with countless issues and problems for rural and urban areas and during that time has resolved them skillfully and with common sense."
— Klaus von Stutterheim, Seeley Lake
“Jean grew up in the Swan Valley, where she learned first-hand the importance of a healthy working landscape in the life of our community. She has been a strong supporter of voluntary land conservation in Missoula County from the beginning of her career in public service. Jean has consistently given effective voice to the support and nurture of the public-private partnerships so critical to protecting the river corridors, agricultural lands, recreational opportunities, and majestic beauty that make Missoula County a wonderful place to live, work, and raise our families.”
-Greg Tollefson, long-time Missoula conservationist and outdoor writer
"Jean Curtiss is a leader with a vision and the knowhow to get important work done for all who live in Missoula County. Whether it’s advocating for those without a strong voice, bolstering opportunities for women or working together to protect our waterways and open spaces – a vote for Jean Curtiss is a vote for common sense leadership."
— Ann Mary Dussault, Montana's first female House Majority Leader, Montana House of Representatives, former Missoula County Commissioner, past County Chief Administrative Officer