HELENA (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock has named Board of Regents chairwoman Angela McLean as lieutenant governor.
McLean will replace John Walsh, whom the Democratic governor appointed last week as interim U.S. senator.
Bullock's office announced McLean's appointment Monday. She is a native of Twin Bridges and a schoolteacher in Anaconda.
Bullock says McLean will help ensure the state's schools and colleges are giving students the tools they need to build a bright future for the state.
McLean was appointed to the Montana Board of Public Education in 2006 and to the Board of Regents in 2010. She has been chairwoman since 2012.
Walsh is expected to be sworn in as Montana's senator Tuesday. He is replacing Max Baucus, who was confirmed last week as the next ambassador to China.