Sam Kulla for City Council Ward 3
Who is Sam Kulla?
Sam is a long time resident of Missoula, where he is a father, educator, small business owner, gig worker, and renter. In addition to a BA in Geography and Spanish Literature, he also has his MA in Education, both from the University of Montana, right here in Ward 3. He teaches international high school courses in English Literature, Personal Finance, and Natural Sciences at Aquinas International Academy, and community cooking classes at the Lifelong Learning Center for Missoula County Public Schools. He also provides operational support to federally funded oceanographic and climate related maritime research expeditions for the University of Washington School of Oceanography. He is a frequent collaborator with local Missoula artists and musicians, and enjoys enjoying getting out in nature with family. If you have any questions, or if you're interested in joining a community bike ride or other campaign event, use the form down below to be added to the list.
Quality Affordable Housing Options for Everybody
Missoula is experiencing a serious housing crisis, with skyrocketing rental prices and a shortage of affordable housing options. This crisis is affecting families, seniors, and students alike, and it is vital that we work to create more affordable housing options for all members of our community. As a City Council member, I will incentivize the development of affordable housing, and prioritize making housing accessible and attractive for all incomes.
Sustainable Development & Smart Growth
Missoula is a rapidly growing city, and it is important that we manage that growth in a responsible and sustainable way. We need to balance the need for new development with the need to protect our natural resources and preserve the character of our neighborhoods. As a City Council member, I will work to promote sustainable growth and development that benefits both our economy and our environment.
Community Wide Safety, Health and Well-Being
Missoula is a safe and welcoming community, but we still face challenges related to crime and public safety. It is important that we work together to ensure that all members of our community feel safe and supported. As a City Council member, I will advocate for increased funding for mental health, crisis and addiction services, while also working to educate, train and improve our police and other responders in their community safety efforts.
Ready to hear what's important to YOU.
LOCALLY ENDORSED BY:
MISSOULA COUNTY DEMS
THE WESTERN MONTANA DSA
Ward 3 Council Member DANIEL CARLINO
Ward 6 Council Member KRISTEN JORDAN
Former State Representative ROBIN HAMILTON
Retired Union Laborer STEPHEN J STUTZBACK
Graphic Novelist THEO ELLSWORTH
Local Businessman BRUCE MICKLUS
Organizer "COACH" SHANE ROONEY
Writer MIKE BADER
Artist MARLO CROCIFISSO
Activist KEVIN HUNT
Novelist CLAUDE ALICK
Frequently Asked Questions and Helpful Links
When is the election? This is a MAIL ONLY election with General Election ballots due by November 7th, 2023. Check the Missoula County Elections Center and Ballot Information website for details.
Which Ward do I live in? Check the city's official Missoula Council Wards and Neighborhoods Map.
Who is running in every Ward, and for Mayor? Check the official 2023 Municipal Candidate Filings spreadsheet.
Is my voter registration up to date? Check Vote.gov or try the Montana Secretary of State's Voter Information Lookup tool.