Local candidates line up for state legislative seats on last filing day

In the final days of filing for the 2020 elections, a flurry of candidates have announced bids for state legislative seats.


The local race with the most candidates is House District 64, which will see both a Republican and Democratic primary in June. Rep. Kerry White, a four-term Republican, can’t seek reelection for the seat in southern Gallatin County. Several candidates are seeking to replace him.


Republicans Randy Chamberlin and Jane Gillette will face off in the race’s June primary. Chamberlin, CEO of Montana Steel Industries, has lived in the district for years and said he understands the issues important to residents, including property tax relief, access to public lands and pro-life and pro-families policies.