Dear Fellow Montanan's,
Let's "Gear Up" with a short biography of Kyle Austin, PharmD. I was born and raised in Havre, MT and graduated from Havre High School in 2001. I completed my pre-pharmacy coursework at the Montana State University Northern prior to being accepted to the University of Montana Pharmacy School in Missoula, MT. I graduated with my Doctorate in Pharmacy (PharmD) in the fall of 2008.
I was raised on my grandfather's farm west of Havre where I learned the challenges of dry land farming and the care of his livestock. Following graduation and my grandfather's passing, I continued my passion for the agricultural industry while working as a pharmacist.
I have also had the passion and desire for aviation. Upon graduation I participated in a self-training program in general aviation at the Havre City County Airport. I acquired my general aviation private pilot's certificate with a single engine rating. Since then, I have been enjoying flying around the big sky admiring what this great state has to offer. Aside from flying, I enjoy and indulge on the skiing, hiking, and outdoors our great state offers.
Considering the pandemic of 2020, I took my staffing company Pharm406 to the next level to serve Montanan's. I opened an innovative retail pharmacy in Billings, MT in August of 2020. The pharmacy offers all the services of a normal pharmacy but exceeds the expectations with our walk in, no appointment necessary model, offering specialized prescription packaging, vaccination, cryotherapy, and our lab. I created a mobile vaccine clinic that we have used to reach the entire State of Montana, mostly rural communities. I partnered with other locally owned businesses, like brewery's, to provide access to all vaccines for those who wanted them. My wonderful staff and myself have proudly vaccinated over 40,000 residents in this great state this past year that chose to do so without mandates!
Through my career and childhood, Montana born and raised, I have endured the same challenges all Montanan's are facing when it comes to healthcare, agriculture, and the new problem of rapid population growth. Our current and preceding elected officials have failed Montanan's; therefore, I have decided to step forward and give voters like you a choice for our future.
I created the campaign slogan "Gear Up Montana", like airplanes departing and retracting the gears. In DC, Montana is continually stuck in the mud and us Montanans deserve more from our elected officials. As a pharmacist I have focused on accelerating my patient's health to higher altitudes and stepped forward during this pandemic. As a representative my focus will be to move us forward while gaining us altitude, so "Gear Up Montana" and support Austin for Congress!
I appreciate your support!
Kyle Austin, PharmD
Candidate for US Representative District 2