Greg Gianforte

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Greg Gianforte
Greg Gianforte 2020.jpg
25th Governor of Montana
Assumed office
January 4, 2021
LieutenantKristen Juras
Preceded bySteve Bullock
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Montana's at-large district
In office
June 21, 2017 – January 3, 2021
Preceded byRyan Zinke
Succeeded byMatt Rosendale
Personal details
Gregory Richard Gianforte

(1961-04-17) April 17, 1961 (age 61)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Susan Gianforte (m. 1988)
ResidenceGovernor's Residence
EducationStevens Institute of
(BEng, MS)
Net worthIncreaseUS$315 million (2017)[1][2]
WebsiteHouse website

Gregory Richard Gianforte (born April 17, 1961) is an American businessman, engineer, politician, and author. He is the 25th Governor of Montana since 2021. He was the U.S. Representative for Montana's at-large congressional district from 2017 to 2021.

Career[change | change source]

Gianforte and his wife founded RightNow Technologies, a customer relationship management software company.[3]

In 2016, he ran for Governor of Montana for the Republican Party, losing to Democratic incumbent Steve Bullock.

On May 25, 2017, he won a special election for Montana's at-large congressional seat, defeating Democratic opponent Rob Quist.

In 2020, he was elected Governor of Montana.

Assault charge[change | change source]

On June 12, 2017, Gianforte pleaded guilty in court on a charge of misdemeanor assault stemming from his May 24 attack on The Guardian political reporter Ben Jacobs.[4] He was sentenced to 40 hours of community service, 20 hours of anger management, a 180-day deferred sentence, and a $300 fine along with an $85 court fee.[5][6]

Wealth[change | change source]

As of 2018, he was among the richest members of Congress.[7]

Health[change | change source]

In April 2021, Gianforte was diagnosed with COVID-19.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Greg Gianforte: A look at the newly-elected Montana congressman accused of assaulting reporter". May 26, 2017. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  2. "What you need to know about Greg Gianforte and Montana's election". Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  3. "Native & Newcomer". Sky. Delta Airlines. 2011. p. 114. ISSN 0734-8967. Archived from the original on 2016-04-29. Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  4. Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Whitney Bermes, October 11, 2017, Judge releases Congressman Gianforte’s mugshot, Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  5. CNN, Kyung Lah, Noa Yadidi and Carma Hassan. "Gianforte pleads guilty to assault in incident with reporter". CNN. Retrieved 2017-06-12.
  6. Andrews, Natalie (2017-06-12). "Incoming GOP Congressman Greg Gianforte Pleads Guilty to Assault on Reporter". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2017-06-12.
  7. "Wealth of Congress". Roll Call. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  8. "Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte Tests Positive For COVID-19". Business Insider. Retrieved April 5, 2021.