HELENA, Mont. — Ten new candidate filings were submitted to the Montana Secretary of State’s Office this week, including another candidate officially entering the race for Congress.
Matt Jette became the latest candidate to file for Montana’s new U.S. House seat, District 1, which consists of western Montana. Jette filed on Monday and joined Allen McKibben, Al “Doc” Olszewski, Cora Neumann, Mary Todd, Monica Tranel, and Ryan Zinke in officially filing for U.S. House District 1.
Kyle Austin, James Boyette, current Representative Matt Rosendale, Penny Ronning, Mark Sweeney, and Skylar Williams have officially filed for U.S. House District 2.
Thirteen candidate filings had been processed for Montana’s two congressional seats as of Friday afternoon.
Nine legislative filings were submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office this week — three for the Montana Senate and six for the Montana House. In total, 214 legislative filings have been processed, with 170 candidates entering the race to become a Montana representative and 44 vying to become a senator.
Eighty-three incumbents have filed for the Montana Legislature, with 46 currently running unopposed. Six incumbents are currently scheduled for the June primary.
As of Friday afternoon, 30 legislative races were scheduled for a primary election on June 7, 2022.
“Candidate filing season may be winding down, but many of the races continue to see new candidates,” said Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen, referring to the 25 candidates to file in the past two weeks. “Good luck to all candidates this upcoming election season.”
Statewide, state district, or legislative candidates can file online, in person at the Secretary of State’s Office, or by mail or fax (the filing fee must be paid at the time of filing). Local candidates file with the county election office.
For more information about candidate filing and the offices on the 2022 ballot, visit the “File For Office” page on the Montana Secretary of State’s website. Montana’s 2022 Election Calendars are also available online.
Candidate filing closes at 5 p.m. on March 14, 2022.