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Democratic state Rep. Tom Winter announces run for Congress

Posted at 11:16 AM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 23:18:22-04

HELENA – Montana state Rep. Tom Winter announced his campaign for US Congress in 2020 on Tuesday.

The Democrat beat incumbent Republican Adam Hertz by 39 votes in the 2018 race for House District 96, which runs from west of Missoula to Huson.

Winter owns a small healthcare startup with his family.

“As a small business owner, I provided in-home care services to Western Montana, and witnessed first-hand the real lack of access to health care that Montanans struggle with on a daily basis,” Winter said in a news release.

“Caring for a family member with a rare chronic illness, I know all too well how important the battle to protect health coverage for those with pre-existing conditions is, and that’s why I’ve helped lead the fight at the State House. I’m proud to call Montana home, and Washington’s dysfunction doesn’t reflect our values. I know we can do better.”