We've heard rumors about certain candidates running for state office, but this one's confirmed: Missoula farmer Willis Curdy will announce his campaign for HD 100 tomorrow.
Curdy lost to Republican Bill Nooney in 2008.
From this afternoon's release:
Willis Curdy, a Missoula area farmer and retired teacher and wild land firefighter, will file tomorrow to run as a Democratic candidate for the Montana State House of Representatives in House District 100.
Curdy feels his relationship as a resident in House District 100 for over 27 year allows him to understand the priorities of House District 100 voters in what many view as one of the more competitive races in Montana. “Many House District 100 voters have encouraged me to run. I have lived and worked with the voters in House District 100 and they are looking for a Representative who focuses on the issues important to them—a growing local economy which provides good-paying jobs with benefits, affordable energy, and access to quality education and job training.”
Curdy, a 4th generation Montanan, lives in the Big Flat area with his wife Gloria. He has two sons and five grandchildren. A retired teacher 30 year teacher from Hellgate High School, Curdy served as a smokejumper and pilot during the summers. He currently works on the family farm and is a flight instructor.
“I have actively worked with various community groups and organizations to bring about positive changes to our neighborhoods. As a farmer and former wild land firefighter I understand the problems facing our rural areas and as the Representative of House District 100, I will listen to my neighbors concerns and work on those issues facing our communities and rural areas. “
“I enjoy meeting the voters of the district. They can count on me stopping by their homes, visiting with them, and finding out what matters to them and what we can do together to make House District 100 even better. These voters are my boss and I am ready to work for them.”