2 Montana Supreme Court justices aim for another term

HELENA, Mont. – For the first time since 2006, Montana’s general election ballot will have no contested races for seats on the Montana Supreme Court. Instead, voters will have a yes-or-no vote on whether two incumbent justices should retain their seats.

No challengers filed to run against Justices Beth Baker and Ingrid Gustafson, so they will instead face retention elections.

Baker was first elected to the court in 2010, after years as an attorney with the Montana Attorney General’s office and in private practice in Helena. She said she’s proud of the work she’s done on making the state’s legal system more equitable.

“To be more proactive, to make sure our justice system works for all Montanans – that’s the piece that I’m passionate about and have worked a lot on these last few years, and want to continue in that area,” she said.