By Tim Leeds 

Chouteau County commissioner joins race for state top seat


A Chouteau County commissioner and farmer planned today to formally announce his intention to run in the race to become the next governor of Montana.

"I think I can bring a good perspective with my background in agriculture and as a small business owner," Commissioner Jim O'Hara said this morning.

O'Hara, who will celebrate his 57th birthday Friday, was scheduled to formally announce his candidacy at 2 this afternoon at the Grand Union Hotel in Fort Benton.

A semi-retired farmer, who has leased his property to a relative while working as a county commissioner, O'Hara and his wife, Vicky,...

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