LOCAL MONTANA HOUSE AND SENATE CANDIDATES TO DEBATE
Nichols and two partisan opponents will go head-to-head
Candidates for the House and Senate seats for Frenchtown and surrounding communities will participate in a debate followed by an audience question-and-answer session on Tuesday, October 23rd in the Frenchtown High School auditorium from 7 to 9 pm.
Jessie Nichols, the Independent candidate, will face her two partisan opponents, Christine Johnson (D) and Nicholas Schwaderer (R), in the race to represent House District 14. HD 14 includes all of Mineral County (including Alberton, Superior and St. Regis); the southern part of Sanders County (including Dixon and Paradise) and the western part of Missoula County (including Frenchtown and Evaro). Since 2004, the district has been represented by Gordon Hendrick of Superior, who cannot run again because of term limits.
Jessie Nichols, the independent candidate from Alberton, currently serves on the school board there, runs a small family farm and works at the feed store in Alberton. More information about her campaign can be found at http://jessienicholshd14.wordpress.com/.
Nicholas Schwaderer, the republican candidate from Superior, is 24 years old and a recent graduate of law school in England. His campaign site is http://schwad.net/.
Christine Johnson is the democratic candidate from Huson. She does not have a campaign website.
The candidates for Senate District 7 will also participate in the debate. They are Mark Sheets (D) and Jennifer Fielder (R), both of Thompson Falls, and John Marshall (L) of Hot Springs. They are vying to fill the vacancy left by retiring Sen. Greg Hinkle of Thompson Falls. SD 7 covers all of HD14, as well as HD 13, which includes Thompson Falls and the surrounding area.
The debate will be moderated by Richard Werst of the Clark Fork Chronicle.
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For more information or to schedule an interview with candidate Jessie Nichols, call (406) 722 9905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.