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Bangerter becomes first LDS woman elected to Montana's House of Representatives

Motivated by her parents’ oft-quoted mantra to become independent, contributing members of society, 36-year-old Liz Bangerter most likely exceeded their expectations when she became the first Mormon woman to be elected to Montana’s Legislature.

The bi-annual legislative session began this month and continues fast and furious for 90 days. Bangerter’s successful bid last November was based on campaign promises to listen and help constituents know they had a say in the process.

“We felt a lot like Mormon missionaries,” said Bangerter, who spent months with her husband knocking on doors. “We got the door slammed a lot, got bit by a dog, got cursed at — even in front of our kids.”

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