Montana teen plans to run for state Legislature

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Posted: Nov 14, 2015 4:17 PM

HAVRE, Mont. (AP) — A Havre High School senior, who serves as the vice chairman of the Hill County Democratic Party, has announced plans to run for the state Legislature.

Jacob Bachmeier tells the Havre Daily News (http://bit.ly/1Leqly1 ) he will run for the District 28 seat, which is held by Republican Rep. Stephanie Hess of Havre.

The 17-year-old says he made the decision to run after receiving strong support from his family, friends and local Democratic leaders, including former Sen. Greg Jergeson and former Rep. John Musgrove.

Bachmeier will graduate from high school in May and plans to attend Montana State University-Northern for one semester, while also campaigning for the November election. If elected, he will take a semester off. He hopes to eventually attend the University of Montana and major in political science.

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Information from: Havre Daily News, http://www.havredailynews.com