A Havre High School senior has announced plans to run for the state Legislature. Jacob Bachmeier serves as the vice chairman of the Hill County Democratic Party and said he will run for the District 28 seat.

"I've followed politics since I was about seven years old, but this is the first time I'm actually running for state office," Bachmeier said. "I'd be the youngest person to not only run for office in Montana, but actually if I won, I'd be the youngest person to ever hold an office in the United States."

Bachmeier said he will be focusing on four main issues.

"Education, public lands tourism, infrastructure, and protecting the middle class," Bachmeier said. "I think keeping taxes on the middle class low is really important. I also believe that certain programs like Gov. Bullock's expanded Medicaid, protecting Medicare, and also protecting social security programs just like that, they are extremely important to middle class and working class people."

According to the Associated Press, Bachmeier will graduate from high school in May and plans to attend Montana State University-Northern for one semester, while also campaigning for the November election.

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