FourStar To Seek State House Position
After gaining a good deal of experience with state legislative session, Lance FourStar of Wolf Point has announced that he will seek the position of representative for Montana House District 31 in the 2024 election.
Current Rep. Frank Smith is retiring after serving in the legislature for 24 years.
“He’s definitely letting everybody know in the state legislature that he’s supporting me,” FourStar said of Smith.
FourStar, who is currently a member of the Wolf Point City Council, served as the director for the American Indian Caucus during the recent legislative session.
His experience included an evaluation process of bills and then drafting letters in support or in opposition of bills. He testified in front of various legislative committees. He noted he was a joint staffer in both the House and Senate.
He even helped write a bill during the session.
“I’m comfortable with approaching legislative aides and the offices there to get a bill into law,” FourStar said.
FourStar’s experience includes being chair of the Wolf Point Community Organization and the Fort Peck Assiniboine Council.
He was recently appointed to the the Modernization and Risk Assessment Committee, a nonpartisan interim committee with senators and representatives He got his start in politics at a young age when he began serving as an intern for the late U.S. Sen. John McCain when FourStar was only 16.
“It’s time to apply everything I’ve known from this position,” he said. “I don’t have all the answers, but I’m willing to find out. People need to be active and got out and vote.”