U.S. House Candidate Zinke Files Financial Disclosure Report

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – Republican candidate from Montana in the United States, Ryan Zinke, has filed a financial statement indicating that he has received almost $ 800,000 in consulting fees so far this year and has received between $ 25,000 and $ 80,000 in rent from three properties in Whitefish.

Candidates for the United States House are required to file financial information showing income, assets, and debts. Values ​​are reported in a range of numbers. Zinke filed his report on Monday.

He’s running for the new US House District in Montana, which the state won due to a population increase from 2010 to 2020.

The other contenders for the second Montana House seat are Republicans Al Olszewski and Mary Todd and Democrats Cora Neumann, Monica Tranel and Tom Winter.

Republican U.S. Representative Matt Rosendale is also seeking re-election to his seat, which would cover much of eastern Montana from 2023.

Zinke was elected the only US House member from Montana in 2014 and re-elected in 2016, but resigned in March 2017 to become US Home Secretary under then-President Donald Trump.

He left the Interior in January 2019 amid a spate of investigations. Some have found no wrongdoing, but others remain unresolved. Zinke has denied allegations that he abused the office.

As Home Secretary, Zinke relaxed environmental restrictions on oil and gas development and mining, while also promoting the creation of wildlife migration corridors and opposing mines near Yellowstone National Park. .

A total of $ 570,000 in consulting fees – including $ 220,000 from Conoco-Phillips – represents gross income before taxes and expenses, the report says.

Zinke’s wife Lolita owns between $ 6 million and $ 30 million in property and assets in Santa Barbara, California, with between $ 1 million and $ 5 million in debt on the property, the report says.

The Zinke have a mortgage of $ 250,000 to $ 500,000 on a property in Whitefish and auto loans totaling $ 60,000 to $ 115,000.

Their assets also include a collection of automobiles valued at $ 100,000 to $ 250,000 and works of art and furniture valued at $ 250,000 to $ 500,000.

Zinke is a member of the board of directors of US Gold Corp. and received $ 68,000 in consulting fees from the company this year. The couple own $ 250,000 to $ 500,000 in shares in the company.

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