Two more candidates officially filed Monday to run for attorney general.
Former Anaconda Democratic legislator Jesse Laslovich, a Democrat, and Clancy attorney Tim Fox, a Republican, both launched their campaigns in earnest Monday by filing for office with the Secretary of State.
Laslovich, 31, was elected to the Montana House of Representatives in 2000, making him the second youngest person ever elected to the Montana Legislature. Laslovich was elected to the Senate in 2004 and again in 2008, but resigned his Senate seat in 2010 after taking a job as chief legal counsel to state Auditor Monica Lindeen.
Fox, 55, is a lawyer in private practice and previously did legal work for Mountain West Bank and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality. For about three years in the 1990s, he was the environmental coordinator for the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation.
Bullock is now seeking the governor’s office.
Laslovich and Fox join a field of two other candidates already in the race for attorney general.
Laslovich faces Pam Bucy, the chief attorney for the Department of Labor, in the Democratic primary. Fox goes up against longtime Victor lawmaker Jim Shockley in the GOP primary.
Laslovich said a hallmark of his campaign will be promotion of legislation aimed at cracking down on drivers who drive drunk with children in the car. Laslovich said the proposed policy would make it a felony to drive drunk with a minor in the car.
Laslovich also touted his experience as a consumer advocate who successfully prosecuted cases of securities and insurance fraud.
In a news release announcing his candidacy, Fox said if he is elected he will focus on repealing the federal health care law in Montana, protecting gun rights and cracking down on sexual offenders. *Source http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20120207/NEWS01/202070311/1002/news01
I believe this is two candidates for Attorney General that has said they will crack down on sexual offenders? How much harder can you crack down? Citizens being railroaded without evidence. Sentences that are long with no possibility of parole. 94% being returned to prison for technical violations and not for breaking the law. Flagrant use of registered sex offender label where you can’t tell the difference from one that is a danger and the multitudes of those that are not. All of this for Montana State to make cha-ching, cha-ching. Montana this is scary. It is going to get to the point that if a husband and wife get into a fight either spouse will be able to charge the other one and can be convicted of a felony and labeled with a sex offender label. Oh Montana! Do you really want that? Open your eyes!!