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Appointed judge will seek election

Without much fanfare and to little surprise, state District Judge and former Hill County Attorney David Rice has announced he will make a bid to continue serving as judge in the 12th Judicial District.

In a brief press release on Thursday, Rice said he plans to run for election in the district, which covers Hill, Liberty and Chouteau counties. Rice has served as district judge since August, after he was appointed to replace Judge John Warner. Warner resigned in order to accept an appointment to the Montana Supreme Court.

According to state law, when a district judge doesn't complete his or her...

 

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