Applications Sought for Political Practices Post

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – The state is seeking applications for the next commissioner of political practices, the person responsible for investigating and helping prosecute violations of election and campaign finance laws.

The term of Commissioner Dennis Unsworth expires at the end of the year and statutes don’t allow his reappointment.

Applicants must be a citizen of the United States and of the state of Montana and a registered voter. The appointment is for a 6-year term and the job pays $51,000 to $56,000 annually.

Letters of interest will be accepted through Dec. 3 and may be sent to: Candidate Selection Committee, Legislative Services Division, P.O. Box 201706, Helena, MT 59620 or by e-mail to sfox(at)mt.gov.

A legislative committee will forward the names of between two and five finalists to the governor, who will appoint Unsworth’s successor.

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