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The Montana State Capitol building in Helena.

Monday was the deadline to file as a candidate for the Montana Legislature, and several Helena-area seats will be contested this year.

In total, 125 legislative seats are up for election, including every seat in the House and 25 in the Senate. Republicans control the House 59-41 and the Senate 32-18.

Two seats on the Montana Public Service Commission are also up for election this year, including the one that represents Lewis and Clark County. 

The primary election is June 5, and the general election is Nov. 6.

Here are the candidates who have filed for seats representing districts in and around Helena.

SD41

  • Janet Ellis, Democrat, Helena
  • Michael Uda, Democrat, Helena
  • John Schmidt, Republican, Helena

SD42

  • Jill Cohenour, Democrat, Helena
  • Bob Leach, Republican, East Helena

HD17

  • Ross H. Fitzgerald, Republican, Fairfield
  • Andrew S. Watson, Republican, Fairfield
  • Leonard Bates, Democrat, Wolf Creek

HD70

  • Julie Dooling, Republican, Helena
  • Jon Jackson, Republican, East Helena
  • Jim S. Manion, Republican, Townsend
  • Tim Ravndal, Republican, Townsend
  • Chris Richards, Libertarian, Three Forks

HD75

  • Joseph J. Calnan, Democrat, Montana City
  • J. Bryher Herak, Democrat, Basin
  • Greg DeVries, Republican, Jefferson City
  • Gregg Trude, Republican, Clancy

HD79

  • Jenny Eck, Democrat, Helena

HD80

  • Becky Beard, Republican, Ellison
  • Catherine Scott, Democrat, Helena
  • Ron Vandevender, Libertarian, Cascade

HD81

  • Mary M. Caferro, Democrat, Helena
  • Robert Farris-Olsen, Democrat, Helena

HD82

  • Moffie Funk, Democrat, Helena

HD83

  • Kim Abbott, Democrat, Helena

HD84

  • Mary Ann Dunwell, Democrat, Helena
  • Berthold G. Stumberg, Republican, East Helena

Public Service Commissioner No. 5

  • Brad Johnson, Republican, East Helena
  • Andy Shirtliff, Democrat, Helena
  • Henry Clay Speich, Democrat, Helena
  • Tyrel Suzor-Hoy, Democrat, Helena

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