Another Democrat Announces Candidacy For Montana's US House Seat

Oct 26, 2017

Another Democrat has declared her candidacy for Montana's seat in the U.S. House.

"My name is Kathleen Williams. I'm pleased and honored to formally announce my candidacy for the U.S. Congress."

Kathleen Williams made the announcement at a restaurant in Bozeman Thursday. She represented Bozeman and eastern Gallatin County in the Montana House of Representatives for three terms from 2011 through the 2015 legislative session.

Kathleen Williams announces her candidacy for Montana's U.S. House seat at a restaurant in Bozeman, October 26, 2017.
Credit Eric Whitney

She has a bachelor's in economics, a master's in Recreation resources and has worked for the U.S. Forest Service, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and as an environmental policy researcher for the Montana Legislature.

Williams is now the fifth Democrat to vie for her party's nomination to defeat Republican Representative Greg Gianforte.

"Between the values, the experience and the breadth of my work and accomplishments, I'm just incredibly competitive against Gianforte in November. So I'm hoping that those who are voting on the Democratic ballot really do think ahead to November," Williams said.

The other Democratic candidates are former state legislators Lynda Borque Moss and Tom Woods, former Five Valley Land Trust Director Grant Kier, and Billings Attorney John Heenan.