Support Scott "Tux" Tuxbury Republican for State Auditor
Scott “Tux” Tuxbury, is known across Montana and the United States for his 40 years of experience helping Montanans. He is a proven leader and business owner who has created real Montana jobs. Tux is committed to advocating for Montana consumers by running for the Office of the Commissioner of Securities and Insurance. Support Tux to put a real Montana job creator into the Auditor’s Office.
Montana Public Radio is gathering information on all statewide primary candidates to publish as a resource for our audience. We asked all the statewide candidates to respond to the following questions via email, limiting their answers to 300 words per question. These are their unedited responses.
State Auditor candidate Scott Tuxbury
Over the years, the cost of ranch and farm insurance has been steadily increasing. Fewer insurance companies are choosing to do business in Montana, and our ranchers and farmers are paying the price.
Scott “Tux” Tuxbury is the only candidate in the race for Montana auditor with the experience and qualifications to ensure our farmers and ranchers get a fair shake at fair insurance prices.
“Scott Tuxbury is a candidate with the experience, knowledge and desire to serve as Montana’s State auditor/insurance commissioner. I believe there are few in Montana as well qualified as Tuxbury.”
These are the words Montana House Majority Leader Brad Tschida (House District 97) used to describe Scott Tuxbury the leading candidate for Montana
Not many people know about the Montana auditor’s job. It’s a funny name for an important elected state office that works to enforce laws and see that Montanans get a fair shake from insurance companies and investment fund managers.
I’m concerned about the cost of insurance premiums and limited choices we have for coverage.
Known in the insurance industry throughout the state and nation for his expertise and dedication, Scott has a reputation for professionalism, honesty, and a sense of humor. He is licensed for insurance in every state, and his credentials include Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Accredited Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS), and Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).
His involvement with the insurance industry and its people has been extensive. Over the years, he’s worked on important legislative issues for Montana insurance consumers, as well as those impacting agents. Matt Rosendale, the current State Auditor/Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, recently appointed him to the Montana Insurance Guarantee Association Board of Directors.
Scott is also a sought-after educator in the field and teaches classes on a range of topics, including insurance law, ethics, and surplus lines. He’s licensed for the National Alliance for Insurance Education and the Montana Insurance Education Foundation.
Scott’s love for Montana runs deep. His connection was forged early when his parents brought him to the Cheff ranch in 1970. After that, there was no looking back for the ten-year-old boy.
Every following summer included a solo trip by train or plane to stay with his brother and explore Montana’s mountains, rivers, lakes and streams. Scott knew Montana was home and went on to build a successful business and raise a family.
Scott has held a Montana guide license and has been an avid hunter for over 30 years. He understands the importance of public land access and will protect Montanan’s rights to easy and available public lands.
Tux is pro-life and fiscally conservative. Those beliefs are at the core of who he is as a Republican businessman.
Scott has worked tirelessly to bring new insurance companies to Montana, and to design innovative insurance programs for a range of people and businesses that might otherwise have had difficulty gaining coverage. He helped create options for farm and ranch owners, daycare providers, fly fishing guides, mobile homeowners, archery products manufacturers, distressed, vacant, and unprotected properties, and more.
After more than 40 years in the insurance industry, Scott is ready to put his knowledge and dedication to advocate for Montana insurance consumers and businesses as the next State Auditor/Commissioner of Securities and Insurance.