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Republican Jon Bennion files for Attorney general position

Posted at 7:45 PM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 21:45:25-05

The field in Montana's race for attorney general appears complete as Republican candidate Jon Bennion paid his filing fee this Thursday morning.

Bennion is the current chief deputy attorney general under Republican Attorney General Tim Fox.

He's one of two Republicans in the race and says he would bring a wealth of experience to the job - including his work on consumer protection, criminal cases, and litigation.

He adds he'd like to lead the charge against what he calls Montana's addiction crisis.

“We need someone who will focus not only on enforcement, which is important, but also treatment and prevention," said Bennion. "I think there is a big void when it comes to prevention and voice out there talking about how can we prevent people from becoming addicted to substances in the first place.

The 41-year-old Bennion is originally from Billings and has his law degree from UM.