The latest crop of local candidates filing for political office has set up a Democratic primary battle in one district and guaranteed a general-election contest in two other districts.
Garrett Henson of Columbia Falls filed to run in House District 3 against fellow Democrat Debo Powers. Powers was appointed to represent the district – which covers Columbia Falls, the North Fork and the U.S. 2 corridor to Glacier National Park – in October 2019 following the resignation of Zac Perry.
Guthrie Quist is the first Democrat running in Senate District 3. Barring another Democratic challenger, Quist – the son of former 2017 U.S. House candidate Rob Quist – would face off against Republican incumbent Keith Regier, who has held the seat since 2017.