Bob Gilbert ~ MTTA Lobbyist
Bob Gilbert was born on May 9, 1939 in Roundup, Montana. He attended local area schools and Roundup High School. Bob and his wife, Dee, have three children and seven grandchildren.
Bob's work history includes truck driving, field foreman and assistant terminal manager for Getter Trucking, Inc. and owned and managed Paraffin Service, Inc., an oilfield liquid hauling operation in the Williston basin until 1993. He is presently self-employed as a consultant and lobbyist after having served as an associate consultant for Capitol Consultants, Inc. from 1993-94.
Actively supportive of his community, Bob is a past president of the Sidney Kiwanis Club, a board member of the Montana Bank of Sidney, and past chair of the Sidney Job Service Employers Committee. He is a Mason and a member of Shrine and Eastern Star.
Regionally, Bob currently is a board member of the Montana Weed Control Association, the Jobs for Montana Graduates Program, and member of the Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund Advisory Council. He is past president of the Montana Motor Carriers Association, past state chair of the Montana Job Service Employers Council, and past vice-chair of the National Employers Council, Region 8.
Bob's experience in the legislature includes three sessions as Deputy Whip, five terms in the Montana House of Representatives, and he has been on the standing committees in various capacities for the following: House Taxation, House Natural Resources, House Rules Committee, House Select Committee on the Budget, Human Services and Aging, Local Government, Select Committee on School Funding, and the Fish & Game Committee.
Interim committees that Bob has served on include the Environmental Quality Council (six years), the Select Joint Committee on Tort Reform, the Revenue Oversight Committee, Select Committee on State-Owned Aircraft, the reserved Water Rights compact Commission, and the EQC/Energy-Transportation Collaborative.
MTTA considers Bob a good friend as well as its lobbyist and is indebted to him for his tireless dedication to the interests of Montana towers.
Sidney is the county seat of Richland County, 41 miles northeast of Glendive near the North Dakota state line between Crane and Fairview on Highway 16 along the banks of the Yellowstone River. The population of Sidney is approximately 4,512 (est. 2003).