MISSOULA, Mont. — Justice Ingrid Gustafson has been re-elected to the Montana Supreme Court.
This will be Gustafson’s second full term on Montana’s highest court.
Gustafson was appointed to the Montana Supreme Court in December 2017 by former Governor Steve Bullock. She was elected in 2018.
Gustafson defeated Public Service Commission James Brown, who ran on a platform of constitutional conservatism.
James Brown released the following statement today on the Montana Supreme Court race:
“We fell short after a hard-fought campaign where we were significantly outspent by special interest groups and saw millions of dollars in liberal money flood the state in the final weeks of this race. Even so, I am humbled by the high level of support our campaign received from Montanans from all across the Treasure State and from all walks of life.
Running for the Montana Supreme Court has been one of the most rewarding professional experiences of my career and that is due, in part, to the opportunity the race afforded me in meeting great Montanans from Alzada to Libby.
I congratulate Justice Gustafson on her election. To every supporter from across the state, please remember, there’s still important work to do and we can’t give up on our shared goal to restore accountability in our judicial branch and bring balance to the Montana Supreme Court.”