Who is this guy? I always figured he was the cloak behind the dagger of Montana Street Fighter, and the guy that got wrangled up in the Hilltop Public Solutions mess. But is there more to this man...and can we actually get a real image of him?
I decided to set to work this afternoon – since we all know I don’t work and just collect government assistance – and this is what I was able to come up with.
It was clear to party operatives that Funk had some skills, and they quickly sent him off to a key battleground state…or one they figured they didn’t have a chance in, depending on how you want to look at it. Yep, that was up in Alaska, and Funk was soon working on the campaign of Mark Begich, who he helped win. That was a big deal, because it knocked out Republican Ted Stevens, who’d been the longest serving member of the Senate to that time.
You’ll find a lot of good information on Montana’s Bob Funk on the Evergreen College website. That’s the Olympia, Washington, school that Funk went to. He graduated in 2009. That’s right – he had to go back to school after that exciting election year. It was a bummer, but after the work he did in 2008, Funk was awarded with an executive assistant position for Senator Tester.
That ended in 2011, and after that Funk got involved with Jesse Laslovich, heading up his campaign for Attorney General. I do believe that would prove to be Funk’s first political loss, though it was awfully close, and to a fellow Democrat. Following that he worked on Jessica Ehrlich’s campaign for Congress in Florida, another campaign that didn’t quite work out.
It was back to Montana (I believe) to work for Hilltop Public Solutions, at least until February, 2015. At that point he went over to the Montana AFL-CIO to work as communications director.
His union representative boss, Jerry Funk, must have been proud. He’d served as “chief advisor for national security for Africa” under President Jimmy Carter, something that meant the young Bob Funk was living in Africa until he was 9 years old. His mom was a teacher.
So what’s in the cards for this young man with “wavy red-blonde hair and cherubic smile?” He doesn’t seem to be interested in getting elected so much as helping others get elected. Other than that…who knows?