Four term Legislator Rick Jore served his district with distinction and was known as the Constitutional Statesman in the Montana Legislature. Although Rick was very determined to honor his oath of office to support, protect and defend the U.S. and Montana Constitutions, he was well liked and respected by both sides of the aisle and earned a well deserved reputation as a gentleman and true Statesman. He refused to compromise or trade votes on legislation and everyone knew where Rick stood on every vote and piece of legislation; does it pass the litmus test of constitutionality? Recently he announced his candidacy for the Montana Legislature, representing District 15, but refused to list his political party affiliation because it had no rational purpose or legal basis. The Secretary of State refused to allow him on the ballot unless he declared himself as Republican, Democrat or Independent.