39 year-old Thomas Breck of Missoula is the Green Party candidate for the Congressional seat vacated by Ryan Zinke, who was recently confirmed as Secretary of the Interior.
Breck, the father of three, is a carpenter and a student at the University of Montana. He explains why the Green Party has had to sue to be included on the special election ballot set for May 25.
Breck said the path to getting on the special election ballot was heavily weighted in favor of the three major parties, Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians.
“The way the law is written, we would have had to have gathered over 15,000 signatures in just a manner of days” he said. “It was unreasonable to expect a minor party to have been able to get that done, so we’re having to fight in court.”