Meet Elizabeth “Betsy” Scanlin

I have been both the Mayor of Red Lodge and a city council member. I am currently a member of the Carbon County Planning Board and the Carbon County Historical Society Board, and served on the Montana Board of Housing for eight years.

I attribute my commitment to community service to my late parents, Rev. Donald Scanlin, a minister, and Millicent Preissel Scanlin, a public school teacher, who participated in over 50 years of the Red Lodge Festival of Nations. My father was an elected delegate to the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention.

I served many area folks with water rights claims, estate planning and probates over the course of 40 years, and I appreciate their reliance and trust in me.

As a former mayor, I understand government budgets. It’s just a matter of priorities, identifying our needs, and honoring the obligation to be fair.

My husband of 46 years, Jeff Anderson, and I have two adult children. Among my volunteer and other activities, I enjoyed playing in the local Veseli Tamburitza (Slavic) Orchestra for 34 years.

What People Are Saying

Vote Blue so the future is there for education.
Jim Barrett Jr.
I can vouch for Betsy’s long-term commitment to community service.
Jeff Anderson
You can trust Betsy to work hard for Carbon County.
R.C. Tafoya

Let’s make Montana better together !


photo by Merv Coleman

Paid for by Scanlin for House District 58 • P.O. Box 2543, Red Lodge, MT 59068-1806 • Copyright 2020