Ben Higgins starred on ABC's The Bachelor 2016 season and ended his journey engaged to contestant Lauren Bushnell. The two are starring in a new show this fall, and now there is news that he is adding an additional adventure to his plate. After some speculation and consideration, Higgins has decided to run for political office.

Bachelor star is ready to tackle politics

As the Business Insider details, the former Bachelor star has decided to run for a seat in the Colorado House of Representatives. Ben Higgins will be running as a Republican in what is a traditionally Democratic district, but he seems to believe that the dynamics of this election are such that he stands a good chance to win. 

As the Denver Post details, Higgins will be running against incumbent State Rep.

Dan Pabon (D-District 4). While Pabon has been a strong member of the Colorado House of Representatives, he was just sentenced to probation for an incident relating to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Given that, it would appear that the former Bachelor contestant sees this as a vulnerable race.

Prior to Ben's decision to run, William “Willie” Pinkston (R) was in the race, and he reportedly withdrew earlier this month. Higgins made the decision to run official last Friday night. Pinkston reportedly said that if Ben were to get serious about running for the seat, he would happily step aside.

What is driving this Bachelor to run in the election?

This Bachelor star has said that he does not consider himself to be a politician, but he has a background in financial services and his fans know that he is dedicated to charity work.

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He shares that he believes that this combination would allow him to be a strong representative for the state.

Higgins himself has not shared anything new about this decision, but fans can bet that the campaign will be heavily featured on his upcoming show with fiancee Lauren Bushnell  titled Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After. The new series is set to debut this October on the Freeform network. Fans also hope that there will be progress toward a wedding shown during the series, but everybody will have to stay tuned on that front.

Does Ben Higgins stand a chance of winning this election? The Bachelor fans will be quite curious to see where things head with this campaign and many will surely be rooting him on as he moves forward with his efforts.