HELENA – One of the most hotly contested local races in the June 5 primary election will be for the Democratic nomination in Montana House District 81, covering parts of Helena and the Helena Valley.
State Sen. Mary Caferro and Helena city commissioner Rob Farris-Olsen are running for the open seat. The primary will likely determine the next representative for the district, since no Republican candidate has filed for the seat. Barring a successful write-in campaign, the winner will run unopposed in the November general election.
The primary will be a contest between a longtime legislator and a newcomer to state politics.