Dave Strohmaier announced Monday his candidacy for the Montana Legislature.
Strohmaier, a two-term member of the Missoula City Council, plans to run for House District 92, which includes East Missoula, Bonner, Milltown, Clinton, Seeley Lake and Condon. Strohmaier, who has served eight years on the council, works for Historical Research Associates.
“Helping get the Legislature back on track is the best way that I can contribute to public service at this point in time,” Strohmaier said.
In a news release, he touted his experience as a former wildland firefighter and as a legislator who will stand up for public schools, main street businesses, and Montana’s outdoor heritage.
In 2012, Strohmaier made an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic nomination in the U.S. House of Representatives race. His current term as a council member ends the first Monday in 2014.
Democrat Bryce Bennett represented House District 92 in 2011 and 2013. He said he plans to run for the House District 91 seat because of redistricting, which put the Rattlesnake as well as other parts of the city center in House District 91.