I’m running for the Montana State House to represent Big Sky, Four Corners, and West Yellowstone. My name is Michelle Vered. I’m a data scientist and run my own consulting business. For the last several years, I’ve specialized in working with Montana non-profits on critical policy issues ranging from voting rights to healthcare. I look at the data to understand how policy decisions impact people in their everyday lives. 

In addition to running my company, I attend Montana State University part-time as a master's student in the data science program. I received my bachelor's degree in economics from Arizona State University. I grew up in Oregon, but have lived in House District 64 for the past several years. I have family roots in Montana as well as in Wyoming. I love the Montana way of life - fishing, hiking, camping - and regularly enjoy our beautiful public lands.

I believe in a Montana in which all people have access to quality healthcare, regardless of income. A Montana where regular working people can afford their rent or mortgage payments. Where we preserve a clean and healthful environment for present and future generations. A state with elections where all can participate. I support Montana’s constitution, which protects the right to make private health care decisions without interference from politicians.

I'm running for office because I believe in hands-on democracy. I don't like the policies coming out of the Montana legislature recently, and I'm ready to take things into my own hands. 

Drop me a line - I want to hear from you. I believe policy making should be guided by the people, not by special interests, so I want to hear what people think. Please don't hesitate to call or email with your questions and concerns.