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Political Director for Western Native Voice announces campaign for Governor

By: - June 14, 2021 2:41 pm

The stairs of the Montana Capitol in Helena, Montana (Photo by Eric Seidle for the Daily Montanan).

Keaton Sunchild, who most recently lobbied for Western Native Voice during the last legislative session, announced Monday he will be running for Governor in the 2024 election, according to a news release sent out by his campaign.

As a senior in high school, Sunchild, a Democrat, ran for a seat in the Montana House of Representatives in 2018 but lost to Republican Fred Anderson.

In the release, Sunchild said he believes it is time for a new generation to take over the reins of the state and said he is running on the platform of a “Dawning of New Leadership.”

“This isn’t about my generation stepping up to lead. This is about our future. This is about long-term planning, making sure healthcare is available to everyone, and making our education system the beacon of hope it once was. It is about making broadband available and affordable to everyone in this state. My goal is to work towards an even more fair, equitable, and prosperous Montana,” he said in the release.

Sunchild will officially announce on June 26 at Caras Park in Missoula at 6:30 pm.

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Keith Schubert
Keith Schubert

Keith Schubert was born and raised in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2019. He has worked at the St.Paul Pioneer Press, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and most recently, the Asbury Park Press, covering everything from local craft fairs to crime and courts to municipal government to the Minnesota state legislature. In his free time, he enjoys cheering on Wisconsin sports teams and exploring small businesses. Keith is no longer a reporter with the Daily Montanan.