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The majority and minority leaders of each house of the Legislature selected commissioners in April 2009, as is required by the Montana Constitution.

After an initial meeting, first four commissioners met twice in the spring of 2009 to discuss possible candidates to be the presiding officer. Since they were unable to agree on a fifth commissioner within the 20 days given them by the Montana Constitution, the commissioners then requested the Court to select the fifth commissioner. On May 22, 2009, the Court unanimously selected former Justice Jim Regnier as the fifth commissioner and presiding officer.

Commissioner Pat Smith of Arlee resigned on January 24, 2013. Senate Minority Leader Jon Sesso appointed former state senator Carol Williams to replace him.


Appointed by the Montana Supreme Court:

Photo of Districting Commission Chair Jim RegnierJim Regnier, Presiding Officer



Appointed by Senate Majority Leader Jim Peterson:

Photo of Districting Commissioner Linda VaugheyLinda Vaughey



Appointed by House Majority Leader Margarett Campbell:

Photo of Districting Commissioner Joe LamsonJoe Lamson




Appointed by Senate Minority Leader Jon Sesso:

Carol Williams

Missoula, MT

(Commissioner Williams was appointed on January 24, 2013 to replace Commissioner Pat Smith.)


Appointed by House Minority Leader Scott Sales:

Photo of Districting Commissioner Jon BennionJon Bennion




You may also contact the commission as a whole by using the following contact information:

Districting and Apportionment Commission
Legislative Services Division
PO Box 201706
Helena, MT 59620-1706
Phone: (406) 444-3064
Fax: (406) 444-3036

Please note that correspondence will be copied and provided to all commissioners. It also becomes part of the Commission's permanent public record.

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