As we near elections next month, NBC Montana is taking a look at the races and the candidates behind them.
Wednesday afternoon we spoke with Al Kesselheim. This will be his first time actually running for a seat on the Bozeman City Commission, but not the first time he has considered running. Kesselheim tells us over the years he has considered running but it never seemed to be the right time until now.
He has lived in Bozeman since 1982. He teaches courses at MSU and is has been a freelance writer for almost 30 years. He tells us he is running because he values the qualities of this city, such as the thriving downtown and access to trails. If elected, Kesselheim tells us what he thinks Bozeman can improve upon.
"I think it has made strides, but it can continue to improve walkability and bikeability of the community and really encourage people to walk and bike to work and to school and to get around town doing errands," said Kesselheim.
Ballots for Bozeman municipal elections were sent out on Monday.