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Donavon Hawk announced on Monday his candidacy for Montana State House of Representatives District 76 in Butte Silver-Bow County.

Hawk is the son of Michaelynn Hawk and was raised in Butte where he attended public schools, including Butte High and Montana Tech. He is the public relations and marketing coordinator at the Butte Y, where he has worked since 2015. Hawk was recently appointed to the state Commission of Community Service by Gov. Steve Bullock. A Montana native, he has been involved in social justice and political activism since 2008, working with SEIU, Montana Organizing Project, Praxis Project, Alliance for a Just Society and the Center for Community Change. Hawk is currently serving his second term on the executive board of the Montana State Democratic Party, as well as serving on non-profit organization boards Forward Montana Foundation and Butte America Foundation.

According to a press release, Hawk worked tirelessly over the past four legislative cycles keeping Montanans engaged with public policy affecting their communities. For over 10 years, Hawk has directly worked on issues such as health care access, Medicaid expansion, student debt, voting rights, predatory lending, public lands, hunting and fishing rights, protecting Social Security, worker rights and union protections, and public education.

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Butte educator Krystin Mengon-Lee will serve as Hawk’s campaign treasurer.

For questions, contact Mengon-Lee, at krystin.mengon@gmail.com or call 406490-7289.

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