Belgrade, MT – Today, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte threw his support behind former Navy SEAL Officer and current CEO of Bridger Aerospace, Tim Sheehy, for U.S. Senate.
“Tim Sheehy is a good friend, and I’m glad he decided to run for the U.S. Senate. Tim’s business experience and commitment to public service is what we need in Washington. I know that Tim Sheehy will serve Montana well in the U.S. Senate, and he has my full support.”– Governor Greg Gianforte
This latest endorsement comes after Senators Steve Daines, Marsha Blackburn, Tom Cotton, and Markwayne Mullin all endorsed Sheehy as the best choice to take on Jon Tester in 2024.
As a veteran and businessman, Tim is running for the U.S. Senate to bring a new generation of strong conservative leadership and common-sense solutions to fix our nation’s problems. Tim believes it’s the career politicians and their failure to run our government like a business and act with accountability that has dug America into this mess. Tim will stand strong against Jon Tester and the Democratic Party’s agenda of inflation, open borders, criminals over cops, drugs and violence in our communities, and a woke culture impacting our classrooms and military bases.
About Tim Sheehy:
Tim Sheehy completed several deployments and hundreds of missions as a Navy SEAL Officer and Team Leader, deploying to Iraq, Afghanistan, South America, and the Pacific region. Sheehy was involved in dozens of engagements with enemy forces, earning him multiple combat decorations, including the Bronze Star with Valor for Heroism in Combat and the Purple Heart Medal.
After being wounded in combat, Sheehy founded Bridger Aerospace in 2014 in his barn with all his savings and an all-veteran team. He led the growth of Bridger Aerospace and its sister company, Ascent Vision Technologies, and took Bridger Aerospace public on the NASDAQ in 2023. Today, Bridger Aerospace is a major Montana employer having created over 200 Montana jobs and is one of only a few publicly traded companies in Montana. Tim also owns Little Belt Cattle Company which provides vertically integrated beef production through its Certified Montana Beef program, giving Montana ranchers more local alternatives to the big four meat packers.
In addition to his responsibilities as CEO of Bridger, Sheehy is an active firefighting pilot and has completed hundreds of firefighting missions across the American west, protecting our communities from devastation as a pilot of the CL415EAF Water Bomber.
Sheehy and his wife Carmen have four children. Carmen is also a veteran, serving as a US Marine in Afghanistan.