Paul (Paul) Tuss (D-SH028)
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Representative
State Capitol 1301 East Sixth Avenue
Helena, MT 59620-8201

District Office:
13 Spruce Drive
Havre, MT 59501-5439
Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Pamela Hillery   
Committee Assignments
MemberSubcommittee on Long-Range Planning
MemberHouse Committee on Legislative Administration
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
Counties Representing
Hill

Bio

Paul Tuss serves as the Executive Director of Bear Paw Development Corporation in Havre, a federally-recognized, nonprofit Economic Development District in northern Montana that covers 17,665 square miles, five counties and two Indian Reservations with a total population of approximately 35,000 residents. He previously worked for five years as the Executive Director of Glacier County's economic development organization, an area that includes Glacier National Park and the Blackfeet Indian Nation.

He is Past President of the Montana Economic Developers Association, Past Chairman of the Montana State Employers Council and is a member of the Montana Economic Development Advisory Council and Judicial Nomination Commission. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Montana Nonprofit Association, Montana Cooperative Development Center and Northern Montana Hospital. Paul previously held gubernatorial appointments to the Tourism Advisory Council and the Montana Heritage Commission.

Prior to his appointment as a member of the Board of Regents, Paul served as a member of the President's Advisory Council for the University of Montana and as an Advisory Board member for the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana. He served as a member of the Cabinet for the MSU-Northern Foundation's Capital Campaign and was a member of the Presidential Search Committee for Montana State University that resulted in Dr. Waded Cruzado becoming President of MSU.

Paul has served as Aide to the Speaker of the Montana House of Representatives, Assistant Secretary of the Montana Senate and was a candidate in 2000 for Montana Secretary of State. A native of Anaconda, he is a graduate of the University of Montana, is married to Pamela Hillery and has two children, Dolan and Caroline.