Posted: Oct 14, 2013 5:14 PM by Marnee Banks - MTN News
HELENA - John Lewis formally announced in Helena on Monday that his run for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Lewis, a Democrat, is a native Montanan who worked as the state director for U.S. Senator Max Baucus.
He and his wife Melissa live in Helena with their two children.
While Lewis has never held an elected position he says he has the energy to run for Congress, and says he is running for his kids and their future.
Lewis said, "Montanans are sick and tired of Congress not getting the job done for working families. We need people who truly believe that we have a responsibility to better serve our veterans, out kids and their teachers, working families and small businesses, people who believe that we should have access to quality, affordable healthcare, clean air and water."
So far one Republican has announced he is running for House: former state senator Corey Stapleton.
It is speculated that Republicans Ryan Zinke, Champ Edmunds, Matt Rosendale and Brad Johnson will also run.
Lewis is the only Democrat in the race.