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Profiles in Service - July 23, 2018

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Mike McGinley
Board Member

Beaverhead County, Mont.


Number of years involved in NACo: 12

Years in public service: 18

Occupation: Beaverhead County commissioner, owner of Beaverhead Meats

Education: One year at Montana State

The hardest thing I’ve ever done is: Attend my sister’s funeral.

Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner are: My sister Sally, Jesus and Dak Prescott — just not all at once!

You’d be surprised to learn that I: Was a rodeo bullfighter back in the day — when I could run!

I’m most proud of: My four children — all are over-achievers and doing great.

Every morning I read: The Montana Standard.

My favorite meal is: Montana ribeye steak with grilled asparagus.

The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done was: Train to run a marathon when I was 50. 

My pet peeve is: People who can’t make a decision.

My motto is: I have the right to remain silent — sometimes not the ability!

My favorite music is: Classic country and 60s and 70s rock.

My favorite U.S. president is: Ronald Reagan.

My county is a NACo member because: NACo gives Beaverhead County the ability to have a direct voice on our issues at the federal level. Also, it provides a great way to meet commissioners from across this great nation.

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