Q2 reports that the race is on for Montana’s 49th House District seat, being vacated by Democratic Rep. Kelly McCarthy.

School District 2 Superintendent Terry Bouck has announced he will seek to win the Democratic primary nomination, saying he will finish his tenure as superintendent and be “equitable and ethical” in the process. Bouck said he would elaborate when he officially enters the race today.

McCarthy announced over the weekend he will be moving to Australia for his wife’s job, posting on Facebook [quote] It’s with a great deal of sadness that I have to announce I will not be running for the Montana House in 2018. Glenda and I have family and business matters that will keep us in Australia for much longer than we anticipated,” [end quote]

Healthcare professional Emma Kerr-Carpenter also filed to run on Monday.

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