Cory Swanson, Broadwater County Attorney announces for Supreme Court

Cory Swanson, the Broadwater County Attorney and Army veteran, officially declared his candidacy for the Montana Supreme Court this week, initiating a competition with former magistrate judge and liberal trial lawyer Jerry Lynch for the position of chief justice.

In a campaign announcement on the Montana Talks radio show, Swanson emphasized the importance of fairness in judicial decisions, pledging to be an impartial chief justice dedicated to interpreting the law rather than legislating from the bench.

During the announcement, Swanson, a 2004 graduate of the University of Montana law school, highlighted his commitment to delivering rulings based on facts and the law, not influenced by ideology. He urged Montana voters to demand a similar commitment from every judge and judicial candidate.