Missoula Dem Bryce Bennett resigns state senate seat

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Sen. Bryce Bennett, D-Missoula

Photo Courtesy of the Montana Legislature Holly Michels

Montana state Sen. Bryce Bennett, a Democrat from Missoula, is resigning his legislative seat to take a job with a national group that works helping voters learn how to cast their ballots early.

Bennett was first elected to the state Legislature at 25 and served in the state House from 2011 to 2019 before being elected to the state Senate in 2018. In 2020 he ran for Secretary of State, losing to Republican Christi Jacobsen.

His resignation is effective Aug. 2.

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“I am beyond grateful for the trust Missoulians have given me to serve you for 10 years in the Montana Legislature, ” Bennett said in a press release. “Despite the immense challenges we have faced, I have always loved this work because it matters. Whether it was leading the charge for voting rights, standing up for LGBTQ+ equality or defending so much

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