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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.


Appointed by the Montana Supreme Court:

Photo of Districting Commission Chair Jim RegnierJim Regnier, Presiding Officer
Post Office Box 299
Lakeside, MT 59922
(406) 459-3318


Appointed by Senate Majority Leader Jim Peterson:

Photo of Districting Commissioner Linda VaugheyLinda Vaughey
2505 Southridge Drive
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 457-9171


Appointed by House Majority Leader Margarett Campbell:

Photo of Districting Commissioner Joe LamsonJoe Lamson
612 Touchstone Court
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 442-7378


Appointed by Senate Minority Leader Carol Williams:

Photo of Districting Commissioner Pat SmithPat Smith
405 South First West
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 721-1070


Appointed by House Minority Leader Scott Sales:

Photo of Districting Commissioner Jon BennionJon Bennion
89 Whitetail
Clancy, MT 59634
(406) 697-0568


Printable list of Districting Commissioners

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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