Daniel Kemmis talks about his recent victory being selected as minority leader of the Montana State House of Representatives. He recounts the difficulties and uncertainty of the election, which he won by only one vote. Kemmis describes the changes he believes the Democratic Party must make in order to regain the voters’ favor, such as a reduction in big government. He also states that Democrats, especially in Montana, should stand up for issues that they consider important such as clean, renewable energy. Kemmis discusses his consideration of other political offices such as pursuing the position of Attorney General.
Montana State Legislature; Montana state legislators; Montana politicians; Ted Schwinden; Thomas Judge; Montana Democratic Party; Minority Leader, Montana State House of Representatives
Daniel Kemmis Interviews Oral History Project, OH 036, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (15 p.: 28 cm.)
Kemmis, Daniel, "Daniel Kemmis Interview, December 8, 1980" (1980). Daniel Kemmis Interviews Oral History Project. 6.