When Helena Lovick was growing up, her family struggled with poverty and sometimes relied on food stamps and food pantries to get by. But she was lucky. Through education and hard work, Helena was able to break the cycle of poverty. Now she works as a scientist while raising her two children with her husband in Great Falls, Montana. Helena makes an effort to volunteer and give back to her community. But she sees so many of her neighbors struggling with the same types of problems her family faced. Helena is running for the Montana State House of Representatives because she wants to help ensure Montanans have the support they need to succeed.