Republican Rob Cook, a candidate for northeast Montana’s Public Service Commission, isn’t living in the district and needs to move to be eligible.
Cook, who represented Conrad in the 2017 Legislature, lives outside Public Service Commission District 1. He will have to move there before the candidate filing deadline in March.
Cook told The Gazette he will be moving to Shelby to live with his significant other. He is currently a Conrad resident, where elections officials say Cook is registered to vote.
Cook and Republican Cory McKinney, of Great Falls, have filed to replace Travis Kavulla on Montana’s Public Service Commission. Term limits prevent Kavulla from running again.
The district stretches west to east from Great Falls to Sidney and north to south from Outlook to Wibaux.