Virginia Court is proud of and passionate about her Montana heritage. Born and raised in the small rural community of Whitehall, she has a broad understanding of the many concerns facing this great state.
More than 30,000 small businesses sustain Montana’s economy. As a small business owner for over 25 years, Virginia understands the problems entrepreneurs face. Growing a small business requires dedication, perseverance, and an eye on the budget at all times. Assisting small businesses to succeed is a high priority for Virginia, because they employ most Montanans. Creating and maintaining good paying jobs is what we need now and into the future.
Virginia has served the communities in which she has lived in a variety of ways – and will bring that experience to the State Legislature. She fulfilled a term on the Hardin School Board. She founded Little Big Horn Days and served as its executive director to promote tourism in southeastern Montana. Virginia was also active in the Chamber of Commerce for over 20 years.
A believer in maintaining our past and heritage to promote tourism, Virginia served on the Big Horn County Historical Museum board. She is currently a director on the Custer Battlefield (Little Big Horn Battlefield) Preservation Committee, an organization dedicated to preserving the lands surrounding that area in the pristine condition of 1876.
Virginia graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman and deeply believes in a strong educational system where people can develop to their full potential. She is adamant that communities need libraries to serve their needs. As a board member of the Carnegie Library in Big Horn County, Virginia helped plan a major addition that doubled its size. She also served on the Parmly Billings Library board.
Her early upbringing, degree in biological sciences, and her first job as a naturalist for the National Park Service has made Virginia aware of the need to wisely develop our natural resources, maintain the quality of life that our state offers, and thoughtfully plan our cities and rural areas so our families can enjoy the great Montana outdoors.
Virginia is married to Jim Court, a retired National Park Service superintendent. The two enjoy an active life of birding and hiking in the mountains, especially in the Pryors and Tobacco Roots. They enjoy exploring the back roads of Montana with their five children and seven grandchildren.
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