Montana Conservation Voters

At a Glance

Montana Conservation Voters is a liberal environmental advocacy 501(c)(4) organization. Its endorsements for legislative races in 2018 are solely Democrats. Executive director Clayton Elliot used to work for the Montana Wilderness Association. Program director Neal Ullman worked for Democratic U.S. Reps. John Dingell and Stephanie Herseth Sandlin. Field director Ross Prosperi formerly worked for Democratic U.S. Senator Jon Tester. Political director Shelbi Dantic previously lobbied for Montana PIRG, part of a family of left-leaning Naderite organizations. MCV’s education fund has received over $3 million in foundation money. Almost none of this money came from Montana groups. The largest donor is the Brainerd Foundation ($1.5 million) in Seattle. Other donors include the Wyss Foundation, funded by foreign billionaire Hansjorg Wyss, and the Tides Foundation, a liberal “money laundry” foundation based in San Francisco.


PO Box 63 Billings, MT 59103


Clayton Elliot Neal Ullman Shelbi Dantic