It looks like some good candidates are already preparing to run for legislature in 2016. Bryn G. Hagfors has announced that he will run for the Legislature in 2016 as a Democrat from Great Falls. He is running to replace Rep Bob Mehlhoff, D-House District 22, who is term-limited and cannot run again. Hagfors, 25, was raised in Great Falls, and is a graduate of C.M. Russell High School.
Hagfors lives in the district. He graduated from the Davidson Honors College at the University of Montana in Missoula, where he was named the Most Outstanding Student his Senior year. He earned a bachelor’s degree with high honors in economics and political science, a skill set that he translated into a job at D.A. Davidson Companies where he has worked since 2013.
Since he returning to Great Falls, he was instrumental in the formation of Connect Great Falls, the United Way-sponsored young professional group in Great Falls, and also serves on the board of United Way of Cascade County. He has been an assistant football coach at C.M. Russell High School and has been active in volunteer work for a variety of local organizations too.
Hagfors is a member of the successful grassroots group, Kids’ Education Yes!, which is credited with advocating for the successful Great Falls Public School mill levy in 2014. He was also identified as a “Rising Star” in the community by the Great Falls Tribune in 2014.
In press release, Hagfors said: “I am excited for the opportunity to represent my hometown and be an advocate for Great Falls,” says Hagfors. “This is a place I care about deeply, and one that I look forward to hearing from through the course of this campaign. This town needs and deserves a strong presence in Helena; as someone who grew up and chose to return here to establish my career, I feel I am a strong candidate to provide just that. I look forward to earning the trust and support of HD22.”