The Bachelor: Ben Higgins considering Colorado political run
Ben Higgins is not only planning a wedding, but he may also be planning on running for office.
Denver voters could soon find the former Bachelor‘s name on a ballot as Higgins, 28, is “seriously considering a run” for a seat in the Colorado House of Representatives to represent House District 4, according to The Colorado Independent.
Higgins is eyeing for a contested seat currently held by Speaker Pro Tem Dan Pabon, a Democrat who was recently arrested for suspicion of DUI on St. Patrick’s Day. In addition, Republicans in Higgins’ district have already nominated Willie Pinkston to run against Pabon.
However, Pinkston told The Independent that he “definitely plan[s] on stepping aside” when Higgins decides to run. “I’d be happy to. He’s got name recognition … we’d love to support him since he wants to run and is capable,” Pinkston added.
“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 to The Independent. “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.”
The Independent also reports that Higgins has already sought advisement from local lawmakers about state-level politics and policy.