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Wed May 15, 2019, 06:49 AM

Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins to run for U.S. Senate seat

HELENA – Wilmot Collins, a Liberian refugee who became Helena’s first black mayor, announced Monday he would be a Democratic candidate in the 2020 race for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Steve Daines.

Collins, 56, told about 100 supporters at Performance Park in Helena, about being a public servant and not a politician, making health care a right for all and not just a luxury for a few, helping homeless veterans, protecting the middle class, protecting public land and maintaining workers’ rights.

And he spoke of climate change, asking people to “believe in the boldness and urgency” to fight it.

“I am asking you to believe in science,” he said.

Read more: https://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2019/05/13/helena-mayor-wilmot-collins-run-u-s-senate-seat/1188977001/

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