Political Action

BEA Political Action Committee


The purpose of the BEA Political Action Committee (BEA PAC) is to fully realize the goals and objectives of the Billings Education Association. The BEA supports candidates who are friends of education for local, state, and federal offices.  

The BEA Political Action Committee interviews and endorses candidates for most local elections: School Board Trustee elections, local Montana House and Senate elections, and some state-wide offices.

Our PAC looks at candidates to see if they are "friends of public education," regardless of party affiliation. We examine their voting record, if available, to see if what they say and promise matches what they actually do when representing us.

Endorsed candidates will be posted on this website under Endorsements. At times, mailings and flyers will be distributed to let members know which candidates are most likely to protect our interests and advocate for public schools. 

Help us get the word out. Talk to your family, fellow colleagues, friends, business contacts about our political recommendations. Urge them to vote! We are here to help you with talking points so you can confidently speak to others.

Get Involved! 

The BEA Political Action Committee encourages every member to vote in every election. 

If you are not registered to vote, or have moved or changed your name, fill out a voter registration form and mail it to the Yellowstone County Election Office, Box 35002, Billings, MT 59107.

If you would like to sign up for the Absentee Ballot List, fill out the Application for Absentee Ballot and never miss an opportunity to cast your vote! Keep in mind you must complete, sign, and return an annual confirmation notice to remain on the Absentee List. The confirmation notice will mailed to you by the county election office.

Members are encouraged to contribute at least $10 annually to the BEA PAC, in addition to contributions to the political action organizations of MFPE and NEA/AFT.  Download a PAC Contribution form, fill it out and return it to the BEA Office, 510 N. 29th St., Billings, MT 59101.

Please call the BEA at 248-9812 if you have questions about the BEA PAC, our endorsements, or our positions on specific issues or bills. We are also interested in your candidate recruitment ideas. We welcome your inquires and your input!