Ben Higgins is still undecided whether he’s running for a seat in the Colorado House of Representatives but all signs point to the former Bachelor star entering politics. The 28-year-old software consultant has already launched a website for supporters.
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“Thank you for your support as Ben explores his opportunities to make a positive impact on his local community!” reads the website’s homepage in which people can sign up for updates on his campaign.
Local politics newspaper The Colorado Statesman first reported that the reality star is considering a run on the Republican ticket for the House District 4 seat. If Higgins does decide to enter politics, he would be going after the seat currently occupied by House Speaker Dan Pabon. Republicans have already nominated Willie Pinkston to run against Pabon, who was arrested for suspicion of DUI on St. Patrick’s Day. However, Pinkston plans to give way for Higgins’ nomination.
However, Higgins, who is engaged to season 20 winner Lauren Bushnell, says he hasn’t made up his mind.
“Whatever lies ahead, love, grace, and hope are ideals that guide my life. I will take them with me into my next adventure,” Higgins said in a statement. “Lauren and I aren’t sure yet what that will be, but in terms of representing House District 4, Willie Pinkston is an amazing person and any decision I make regarding entering the race will be based on what is best for Willie, his family and for Lauren and me.”
“My priority is giving back to my community and serving my neighbors,” he added. “Since the conclusion of The Bachelor, I have been exploring how I can best be of service. I am definitely not a politician, but I have a lot to offer through my years in the financial services industry and, more importantly, my work in charitable and humanitarian organizations.”
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