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By Alex Ross 

More candidates file for office during the week


January 19, 2018

Joshua J. Kassmier of Fort Benton filed Wednesday with the Montana Secretary of State’s Office to run as a Republican for the House District 27 seat now held by state Rep. Jim O’Hara, R-Fort Benton.

The House district starts on the Canadian border in Liberty and western Hill counties and stretches south through Chouteau County down to the northeastern corner of Cascade County.

O’Hara had not filed to run for re-election to the seat as of print deadline today, but has filed to run in the Republican Primary to unseat Chouteau County Commissioner Robert Pasha in District 3.

Chouteau County Clerk and Recorder Lana Claassen, a Republican, has filed to run for re-election. Chouteau Justice of the Peace Susan Spencer has filed to run for re-election, a nonpartisan post.

Two months after he was elected as mayor of Harlem, Kenneth “Kim” Hansen has filed to run as a Democrat for the Blaine County Commission District 3.

The seat is now held by Commission chair Charles Kulbeck, also a Democrat, who had not filed to run for re-election as of print deadline today.

Blaine County Justice of the Peace Perry W. Miller has filed to run for re-election.

Davin Buffington has filed to challenge Liberty County Clerk and Recorder Angel Colbry in the Republican primary. Liberty County Superintendent of Schools Kathy Armstrong, a Republican, has filed to run for re-election.


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