Greg Gianforte

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Greg Gianforte
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Governor-elect of Montana
Assuming office
January 2021
SucceedingSteve Bullock
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Montana's at-large district
Assumed office
June 21, 2017
Preceded byRyan Zinke
Succeeded byMatt Rosendale (elect)
Personal details
Gregory Richard Gianforte

(1961-04-17) April 17, 1961 (age 59)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Susan Gianforte (m. 1988)
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 Governor-elect of Montana. He is the U.S. Representative for Montana's at-large congressional district.

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.

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]

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. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |dead-url= (help)
  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.