Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Lesley Robinson of Phillips County
U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Lesley Robinson of Phillips County. Lesley recently made history when she became the first woman elected as the Montana Stockgrowers Association’s Second Vice President.
Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, each week Daines will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.
Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: HERE.
The following is a statement submitted to the Congressional Record:
February 12th, 2021
TRIBUTE TO LESLEY ROBINSON OF PHILLIPS COUNTY
Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, this week I have the honor of recognizing Lesley Robinson of Phillips County. Lesley recently made history when she became the first woman elected as the Montana Stockgrowers Association’s Second Vice President.
Lesley is not afraid to be the first in any venture. Her past experience as a leader in Montana began in 1996 when she became the second woman ever elected to serve on the board of directors for the Montana Stockgrowers. Lesley also ran for office and was elected as a Phillips County Commissioner in 2005. During her 12-year tenure as a commissioner, Lesley was a strong advocate for Phillips County and rural Montana. She also had a leadership role on the Executive Committee for the National Association of Counties. Most recently, Lesley served as former Congressman Greg Gianforte’s State Director.
As a fourth-generation rancher, Lesley knows the importance of hard work. She and her husband, Jim, own a commercial cow/calf and yearling operation near Zortman, Montana. Her past leadership roles and ranching experiences have led her to be a fierce voice for agriculture and the importance it has as Montana’s number one economic driver.
It is my honor to recognize Lesley for her leadership and service to Montana. I look forward to hearing about her continued success.