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

Thanks for Running Betsy. Keep up the good work and again THANKS !!
Carl J. Donovan
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 !


We did not win the 2020 election but STAY IN THE FRAY! Keep informed! Write letters to the elected officials! Write letters to the editor! See you around and in Helena LOBBYING for our causes!

We need your help spreading the word about legislation that supports the people, the agriculture, the businesses, and the lands in Carbon County. Please fill out the form below and let me know how you’d like to help. Many hands make light work, and I very much appreciate your support!

Even if you cannot volunteer to lobby or write to our elected officials, don’t hesitate to send me a message using the form below.

All the best, Betsy.


photo by Merv Coleman

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