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Five Candidates In The Race For Two Montana Supreme Court Seats


Justices Ingrid Gustafson and Jim Rice are seeking reelection against three challengers.

by Mara Silvers Montana Free Press 03.16.2022

Five candidates are vying for two seats on the Montana Supreme Court currently held by incumbent justices Jim Rice and Ingrid Gustafson.

The seat held by Rice, the court’s longest-serving member with 20 years on the bench, is being sought by Bill D’Alton, a Billings attorney. D'Alton filed his registration on Sunday, a day before the March 14 candidate filing deadline.

Gustafson, who has sat on the court since 2017, is squaring off against two opponents. Helena judge Michael McMahon declared his candidacy in early March after five years on the district court that serves Lewis and Clark and Broadwater counties. Helena attorney James Brown, a cur...