HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – This past Thursday marked the first day candidates could file for the 2020 election in Montana, and several candidates have already ensured that their names will be on the ballot.
For positions that are filed through Hill County, the only candidate to file as of Friday afternoon was incumbent Kathie Vigliotti, who filed for re-election for Clerk of Court for the county.
For positions filed through the Secretary of State’s office, a number of candidates have already filed. For the non-legislative position of District 12 Judge, incumbent Kaydee Snipes-Ruiz filed for re-election.
Havre native Mike Black has filed for a position as a Justice on the Montana Supreme Court.
For Senate District 16, Bridget Smith of Wolf Point filed as a Democrat for the seat currently held by Democrat Frank Smith, who is unable to run for re-election because of term limits.
For House District 27, Josh Kassmier of Fort Benton filed for re-election as a Republican.
Two Republicans have filed for House District 33; incumbent Casey Knudsen of Malta and Joyce Stone of Glasgow.
And for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Steve Daines, John Mues of Loma has filed as a Democratic candidate.
The deadline to file for the 2020 election in Montana is March 9. The primary election is scheduled for June 2nd, while the general election is set for November 3rd.