HAVRE – State District Judge Dan Boucher has filed a letter of resignation.
Boucher serves as judicial district judge for Chouteau, Hill and Liberty counties.
According to the Havre Daily News, Boucher’s resignation will be accepted November 9th, just three days after this year’s election.
Boucher is the only candidate on the ballot for the nonpartisan race.
This would have been Judge Boucher’s second election after being appointed in November of 2010, taking over for Judge Dave Rice. Rice retired in 2010. Boucher ran unopposed again in 2012.
The state judicial nomination commission will announce the position open and accept applications for 30 days for a replacement.
After interviews are conducted, the commission will take comments for another 30 days.
Then the commission will send out a list of three to five nominees to the governor, who then has 30 days to appoint a replacement.
Reporting by Elizabeth Transue for MTN News