Former Bachelor Ben Higgins has definitely got a lot on his plate.
According to The Colorado Independent, the 28-year-old reality show star has announced that he is "seriously considering a run" for a seat in the Colorado House of Representatives to represent House District 4. The software consultant has already begun campaigning with a website, Ben Higgins for Colorado, to rally local supporters. The website reads, "Thank you for your support as Ben explores his opportunities to make a positive impact on his local community!"
Higgins is hoping to takeover for a spot currently held by Speaker Pro Tempore Dan Pabon, an unfavorable candidate at the moment after a recent arrest for suspicion of DUI on St. Patrick's Day. The Republicans in Higgins' district have already nominated candidate Willie Pinkston to run against Pabon.
When asked about Higgin's potential foray into the political race, Pinkston told The Independent that he "definitely plan[s] on stepping aside," when the former Bachelor decides to run. He adds, "I'd be happy to. He's got name recognition...We'd love to support him since he wants to run and is capable."