John Ormiston will officially announce his candidacy for the Ravalli County Commission on Monday morning, August 6th. Ormiston, a Democrat, is a life-long resident of the Bitterroot Valley who says he wants to bring balance to the Commission now populated only by Republicans. Ormiston says he's been a member of the Park Board for over 20 years, so he has had many dealings with the County Commission.

Ormiston says he wants to focus on issues of natural resource development, job creation, and tourism to start with, saying he was a life long Republican until recently. He says he did not leave the party, but rather, the party left him as it headed to the right. Ormiston will file for the seat being vacated by Matt Kanenwisher.

Ravalli County Commission Candidate John Ormiston