About Kirk

Kirk is a proud and committed fourth-generation Montanan. Born, raised, and educated in the state, he is the son of Hazel and the late Don Bushman, and the eighth of twelve children. Kirk graduated from Billings Central Catholic High School and earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Montana State University - Bozeman. In his professional career, Kirk traveled extensively across the United States and abroad developing strong communication and leadership skills, which he has brought back to his home state. Kirk is married to Jill Pankratz, daughter of Larry and Colleen Pankratz, who farm and ranch in Opheim, Montana. Kirk and Jill reside in Billings with their four children.


Updated schedule of events for Kirk
Kirk will be at the following locations, hoping to meet as many people as possible. Please stop by and say hello.

May 13th - 14th

Billings Motorcycle Club Races

May 13th - 14th

Montana GOP Delegate Convention - Billings

May 21st

Miles City Bucking Horse Sale and Parade

June 7th

Primary Election

Latest News

Gazette opinion: Engineering know-how gives Bushman edge for PSC

Montana law directs the Public Service Commission to regulate, inspect and audit public utilities providing services for heat, electricity, water, solid waste, transportation, telecommunications and more. These wide-ranging responsibilities are conferred on a five-member board representing districts of the state. District 2 covers southeast Montana, including these counties: Big Horn, Carbon, Carter, Custer, Fallon, Powder […]

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Guest opinion: Bushman thinks for himself on Montana PSC

Recently in Billings, the chairman, vice chairman and another sitting member of the Public Service Commission held a meet-and-greet fundraiser for an individual they had recruited to run for the commission against sitting Commissioner Kirk Bushman. They do have the right to promote anyone they wish, even though it could be considered ethically questionable. What […]

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Bushman only choice for smart PSC leadership

The race for Public Service Commission is an important one. The two candidates running on the Republican ticket have widely different backgrounds. Tony O’Donnell is a really nice guy, but in my opinion, does not have the experience to be a commissioner. His most recent jobs have both ended with him being terminated per his […]

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