Former Democratic legislator to run for Montana governor

The first Democratic candidate for Montana governor has filed her paperwork with state regulators.

Former state Rep. Reilly Neill registered Saturday with the state commissioner of political practices office. She pledges to carry on Gov. Steve Bullock’s legacy on her campaign website .

The 45-year-old Neill represented Livingston in the Montana House between 2013 and 2015. She was defeated in her 2014 re-election bid by current Republican Party Executive Director Debra Lamm.