Office: Justice on Montana Supreme Court.
Office salary: $124,949.
Political party: Nonpartisan.
Birth date and place: April 13, 1966, in Butte.
Past occupation: State workers’ compensation judge since 2005. Gov. Brian Schweitzer appointed him to a six-year term in 2005 and reappointed him in 2011. The Montana Senate confirmed both appointments.
Family: Wife, Kathy, and daughters, Kate and Mo.
Education: Graduated from Butte Central High School, 1984. Received a bachelor’s degree in political science from University of Montana, 1988 and a law degree from University of Montana, 1991.
Past employment: Was a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Paul Hatfield in Great Falls, 1991-92; Moved to Port-land where his wife went to graduate school and he practiced both criminal and civil law there, 1992-96; prac-ticed civil law in Missoula, 1996-2005, including with the law firm of Paoli and Shea, 2001-05.