and I'm your Representative for House District 96. I'm a husband, father, small business owner, outdoorsman and 6th generation Montanan. I served on the Missoula City Council from 2012-2015, and I've represented House District 96 in the State Legislature since 2017. During the 2017 Legislative Session, I was appointed to serve on the Taxation, Local Government and Energy, Technology & Federal Relations Committees. In my first Legislative Session, I carried 17 bills, six of which were signed into law and another two of which implemented interim studies. If you'll give me your vote, I'll continue working on your behalf to achieve property tax relief, encourage wage growth, address our housing affordability crisis, expand access to public lands and build a better future - for our families, our communities and our state. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you!


April 9, 2018

State lawmakers hear suggestions on affordable housing 'crisis' from Missoula Officials


HELENA — The housing affordability crisis hitting Montana’s urban centers is becoming a statewide problem, a group of Missoula lawmakers and housing policy experts told a state legislative committee on Thursday.

“It’s really not just a Bozeman or Missoula issue anymore,” said state Rep. Adam Hertz, a Republican representing House District 96 west of Missoula. “We really have an affordable housing crisis statewide. We’re ranking high nationally on our lack of housing affordability. It’s really blown past a crisis in some of our cities, and other communities are about to get there.”


April 4, 2017
Why does housing cost so much in Montana? Legislator's bill aimed at finding out


HELENA — A state lawmaker from Missoula wants to look at why housing costs so much and if there's ways to ease regulations to fix the problem.

Rep. Adam Hertz, R-Missoula, said Tuesday that his study bill would review local zoning regulations and state and local subdivision laws and regulations to see how they affect the development and availability of workforce housing.


July 14, 2017

Lawmakers gather in Missoula to celebrate raising brewery production limit


MISSOULA — It’s not often that politicians from both sides of the political aisle sit down and have a beer together, but that’s exactly what happened on Monday afternoon at Bayern Brewing in Missoula.

Gov. Steve Bullock and state Rep. Ellie Hill-Smith, D-Missoula, were joined by Rep. Adam Hertz, R-Missoula, and many local brewery owners for a ceremonial signing of House Bill 541 that will raise the production cap on Montana’s microbreweries from 10,000 barrels annually to 60,000 barrels while still allowing them to sell beer in on-premise taprooms.


February 26, 2017

House bill allows Missoula County to collect unpaid mill taxes


The Montana House will take a final vote Monday on legislation allowing Missoula County to sue the owners of the former Smurfit-Stone mill site for more than $1 million in delinquent property taxes.

House Bill 516, sponsored by Rep. Kim Dudik, D-Huson, and Rep. Adam Hertz, R-Missoula, passed out of committee on a 13-7 vote, then was approved Saturday in an initial House vote.


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