18-year-old Jacob Bachmeier bases future on politics


Last updated 6/13/2016 at 1:28am

Havre Daily News/Teresa Getten

Jacob Bachmeier, seated, and his campaign manager Daniel Almas, both 18 and recently graduated from high school, celebrate during Tuesday's Montana primary in Havre after learning that Bachmeier has advanced to the November general election for a House seat in the Montana Legislature.

The Associated Press

HELENA (AP) - On his Facebook page, 18-year-old Jacob Bachmeier has the usual selfies, including one cuddling his baby sister and another showing him in the great outdoors with a huge backpack. But these days, the recent high school graduate is trying to depict a more serious image, wearing suits and ties, as he makes a bid to become the youngest member of the Montana Legislature.

Two weeks after graduating high school, Bachmeier beat retired English professor Will Rawn in Tuesday's Democratic primary for a tiny House district that sits within Hill County.

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