Bill Kennedy's campaign for Montana secretary of state, reported here Aug. 8, is now official:
"Yellowstone County Commissioner Bill Kennedy will announce his candidacy and launch his 2004 campaign for Montana Secretary of State on
Monday, August 25 at events in Helena and Billings.
"Kennedy, a Billings native and long-time educator, will kickoff his statewide 2004 election campaign starting with a 10 a.m. announcement on the
third floor of the state capitol in Helena. He will also file paperwork for an exploratory committee with the Office of Political Practices.
"Kennedy will then travel to Billings to hold a campaign-kickoff event and dinner at the Billings South Park Senior Center at 4 p.m.
"Kennedy, 45, was elected Yellowstone County Commissioner in 1992, reelected in 1994 for a six-year term, and again in 2000 for a six-year term. He has
served Montana's largest county for more than a decade, and is currently the chairman of the County Commission.
"Kennedy holds a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education from Montana State University - Bozeman, as well as a master's degree in Personnel and Guidance from Eastern Montana College.
Kennedy and his wife, Mary, have two daughters, Annie and Erin."