Republican Roosevelt County Attorney and former Speaker of the House Austin Knudsen faces Governor’s Counsel Raph Graybill, a Democrat, in the general election for attorney general.
“(I want to be attorney general) because I think Montana oughta have a top law enforcement official who has actually dealt with law enforcement who has actually prosecuted criminals,” Knudsen said. “… We are really facing a terrible illegal drug and violent crime problem in Montana. Those two things have spiked in the last five or six years, and they have spiked at the same time and frankly, I have dealt with both. I’m the Roosevelt County Attorney and I’m the full-time criminal prosecutor and drugs is about entirely what I deal with in Wolf Point.”