Maybe you’ve heard of her...er, him.
I apologize - I thought Dakota Hileman was a woman. I first heard of him a cycle ago, when he decided to run for the legislature and was getting on social media.
But then I saw a tweet from ‘him’ last night with this image:
I’m sorry, but he looks like a woman.
Here’s what the Texas-native’s Twitter profile says:
“I am running for the Montana House of Representatives, District 96! Gay man, He/Him & They/Them Young politician!”
Wow...HD 96...Tom Winter’s old seat...Adam Hertz’s before that...and Andrew Person’s before that?
What the hell is Dakota thinking?
When I saw Dakota’s tweet last night, I got scared. I remember thinking to myself, ‘My God...the Dems are going to lose this seat and big time!’
I immediately went over to SoS and searched out candidates.
Thank God...Loni Conley is also running as a Democrat. She’s been a nurse for a decade, and before that she ran a childcare business in Kalispell.
I do notice that Conley doesn’t have much history in Missoula. In fact, it seems she’s only been living here for about a year.
But you know what...she looks like the sex that she identifies with.
Dakota sure as shit does not.
Dakota is lucky he’s running in Missoula. He actually has a shot here. In the rest of the state, there’d be no shot.
Here in Missoula, I fully expect that Dakota will eventually be elected to the City Council, much like Caitlin Copple was years ago. Dakota ran for that position last year. Raised $122 to do so.
But the legislature? I highly, highly doubt it.
In 2018, Dakota ran for HD 80. Well...he wanted to, but never got around to actually filing to run.
This year is different.
This is going to be the year. Dakota’s got the social media bases covered, and Facebook is hosting his campaign page.
I’m not sure if Dakota is still living in the dorms. We know that about 100 people still are in the dorms here in Missoula.
So far this cycle, she hasn’t raised a dime. Maybe Bullock will be some help - he did attend Dakota’s graduation at Shodair three years ago.
Usually I’d just put that image here for you to see, but Lee Enterprises is in such dire straits financially that their reporters threaten to sue me if I use their images.
Anyways, I just thought I’d put this informational post out today. I know I’ll get tons of blowback from Democrats, but who cares?
I suppose I’ll get some shaming on social media, maybe even an angry comment or two on this site.