Little did she know, but Roberta Rohrer was running a 1979 co-op board election campaign from a pickup truck on the edge of the Great Plains.
Rohrer had been working alongside her husband Arnold Rohrer in their land leveling business. Land leveling was common in Montana then, Roberta Rohrer says, because government money was available to help farmers and ranchers do it for irrigation purposes.
Roberta and Arnold Rohrer would drive from landowner to landowner around Great Falls, MT, marking out how they would change the slope of the land, Arnold doing the measuring and Roberta making the mark.
One of their customers, S. T. McFarland, saw something in Roberta Rohrer she had never considered.
McFarland was soon retiring from the Sun River Electric Cooperative board, and wondered if Rohrer would like to run in his place.
Also, go back to see what Roberta Rohrer’s granddaughter says about her grandma serving the co-ops: Little girl with a role model at Basin Electric