Billings legislative candidate among 7 to be removed from ballot

HELENA – Montana’s campaign regulators have disqualified seven legislative candidates from the ballot for failing to file required paperwork.

Commissioner of Political Practices Jeff Mangan announced Monday that those candidates had not filed an official statement of candidacy or business disclosure statement. By state law, candidates who miss the deadline for submitting those forms cannot be certified for the ballot.

According to the Secretary of State’s website, the four Republicans, one Democrat and two Libertarians will now be removed from the ballot.