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     13-37-107. Commissioner of political practices -- qualifications. The individual appointed to serve as commissioner:
     (1) must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of Montana as provided in 13-1-112;
     (2) on the date of appointment, must be registered to vote in Montana;
     (3) in the 2 years immediately preceding the date of the appointment, may not have:
     (a) served as a fundraiser for a candidate for public office;
     (b) served as an officer in a political party or for a political committee; or
     (c) participated in the management or conduct of a campaign by a candidate for public office;
     (4) must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
     (a) a confirmable track record of highly ethical professional behavior;
     (b) the demonstrable ability to be firm, fair, and unbiased in carrying out professional responsibilities;
     (c) the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
     (d) the ability to interpret statutes, legal opinions, and regulations;
     (e) the ability to supervise, organize, and motivate employees; and
     (f) knowledge of the standards of evidence and due process rights that are applicable to judicial and quasi-judicial proceedings.

     History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 479, L. 2005; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 71, L. 2015.

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