Ed Walker is a former Montana State Senator, first elected in 2010 to represent the families living in the western neighborhoods of Billings. A fifth generation Montanan, he grew up in a family of natural resource entrepreneurs. Whether its oil and natural gas, gold, copper, coal, uranium, or sand and gravel –Walker is a rockhound, and Montana is the Treasure State. For more than a decade, Ed earned a reputation as a First Amendment absolutist by introducing bills that ensured the rights of Americans to freely assemble, speak, and petition their representatives. Outside his legislative role, he organized social welfare groups that helped educate citizens of the activist and law-making tendencies of the Judiciary. In his private life, Ed Walker is a free market enterpriser and small business owner. Ed and his wife Kathleen are parents of five children and two grandchildren.