Sage G. Rafferty

Sage G. Rafferty was a foreign missionary and is currently a Republican operative in Montana politics.

Rafferty was born in Missoula, Montana on March 20, 1982. He spent his early childhood in a log cabin next to an old stagecoach run called Six Mile. In 1992, he moved with his parents to Shenyang, China, where his father taught English. His father taught English at the Criminal Police College of China for two years and the Shenyang Polytechnic University for two years.

In 1999, Rafferty moved with his family to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, where his father taught English at the University of Sharjah, an Islamic institution. In the Middle East, Rafferty became involved with a couple of local churches. He was among a group of church leaders to travel to Oman to help set up the first non-denominational charismatic church in the country.

In 2001, Rafferty became a student at the University of Montana, where he became a leader in the conservative movement on campus. He was an active member of College Republicans, serving as the Director of Public Relations for the statewide organization for two years. He served one term on the Associated Students of the University of Montana (ASUM) Senate.

In 2004, Rafferty was hired as the Communications Coordinator for Montana Secretary of State Bob Brown's gubernatorial campaign against Brian Schweitzer. Sec. Brown eventually lost to Schweitzer, but Rafferty remained active in the Republican Party.

Rafferty has a B.A. in Political Science, specializing in American Politics from the University of Montana and currently serves in the US military.
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