Mitzi Vorachek has announced her candidacy for the Montana House of Representatives in House District 58 in Carbon County.
Two Republicans are running for the seat: Julie Bauwens Jones of Fromberg and Seth Berglee of Laurel.
Vorachek, a Democrat who lives in Red Lodge, said, “I’m running for a seat in the Montana House of Representatives because I want the Montana Legislature to refocus on the bread and butter issues that are of the greatest concern to Montanans: spurring our economy, creating jobs, protecting our environment, improving education, strengthening our families, and making life better for our children and grandchildren.”
“I am also running because I believe in public service. My whole working life has been one of service, from raising two daughters to be ethical, good citizens, to teaching in public schools, to developing economic development projects, to advocating for victims of violence. Serving in the Montana House of Representatives is a continuation of this public service. I love Montana and its people, and my roots are here.”
Vorachek recently retired as the executive director of Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, an organization she founded in 1999.
She is a native Montanan, born in Havre.