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In today’s political climate, there seems to be a pattern of promoting candidates who represent only views in the extreme.

There’s little interest in others’ perspectives, and seemingly no desire to engage in civil discourse. And of course the current system is producing more and more of this type of one-sided, extremist political personality to fan the flames.

Fortunately, in Terry Cunningham, we have a candidate for mayor of Bozeman who is the rare "old school" politician — the kind who welcomes differing perspectives, enjoys spirited debates, and conveys his side of things with clear and respectful rebuttal.

Terry doesn’t look for ways to divide, he looks for common ground. He isn’t after power, he wants to make a positive impact on his community. And he turns ideas into action — you’ll find his ‘fingerprints’ all over many good and important projects and initiatives all around Gallatin Valley and beyond.

We may not always agree with Terry. But, like so many in this town, we’ve come to know that his opinions and actions are motivated by the kind of community-first ideals that we all can appreciate. That’s what true leadership is all about.

And that’s why we’ll be voting for Terry Cunningham as mayor of Bozeman.

David and Molly Thompson

Bozeman

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