Former Speaker of the House and current Roosevelt County Attorney Austin Knudsen is seeking the Republican nomination for Attorney General now that Tim Fox has termed out and entered the gubernatorial race.
Knudsen appeared on KGVO’s Talk Back show and spoke critically of the present Attorney General’s leadership especially in the area of crime control.
“There’s definitely the need for some new leadership in the Attorney General’s office,” said Knudsen. “According to the latest crime statistics from 2013 to 2017 violent crime is up 30 percent in Montana. Homicides alone are up, and this is pretty staggering, homicides are up 68 percent in Montana. We’ve got a drug epidemic in this state that’s not being addressed properly and I’ve seen it. I deal with it every day as the Roosevelt County Attorney, and I want to come in there and be more aggressive with these cartels.”