Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has formed an advisory council to help fill a district court judge vacancy in Cascade County. This is the executive’s first opportunity to fill a vacancy directly under a law currently being challenged in court.
The council will help identify and review candidates to fill the Eighth Judicial District seat, which has been vacant since the GOP-led Montana Senate rejected former Gov. Steve Bullock’s appointee last month.
The council includes attorneys, a former judge and local community leaders.