I worked for the USDA for over 30 years, a job that taught me the importance of public service and the importance of fairness and honesty in legal matters. I’ve also been on a jury, served as an expert witness and assisted with legal cases as part of my work. These experiences and others helpedContinue Reading
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It is my honor and privilege to have the support of four of the current Yellowstone County District Court Judges. I’ve practiced with or in front of them all, and I cannot express my appreciation to them for encouraging me in this race.
The race for District Court Judge – Department 7 is a non-partisan contest. Judges must be fair and impartial, never taking into account political affiliation in making decisions about the cases which come before them. That’s why I am particularly honored to have support from individuals from both sides of the political aisle including communityContinue Reading
Colette Davies will make a great district court judge. Prior to partnering with me, Colette was a municipal court judge. She dealt with people of all different backgrounds compassionately and fairly. As a judge, Colette was universally regarded as the embodiment of thoroughness and fairness, a rare combination. She will bring an experience to theContinue Reading
Gazette opinion: Davies leads in judicial experience Yellowstone County is home to Montana’s busiest District Court. Our six judges each wrangle more than double the caseload considered a full load. In fact, an independent evaluation conducted for the Supreme Court Administrator’s Office two years ago said the court needed seven more judges. The Legislature fundedContinue Reading
“I served for nearly six years as a Billings municipal judge and presided over thousands of criminal cases, demonstrating an ability to make quick and fair decisions, while maintaining an even judicial temperament.” On the night of Sept. 24, right smack in the middle of campaigning, I was an unlikely victim of an armed carjackingContinue Reading
It has been my privilege to know Colette Davies for the past five years, and I have the utmost trust, respect and admiration for her. I believe she would make an exceptional District Court judge for Yellowstone County. Several years ago, I was in a terrible accident which left me hospitalized for three weeks. ForContinue Reading
I met Colette Davies six years ago during a time of exceptional difficulty in my life. My home I had worked so hard for had been destroyed by fire, and I was in the process of raising my youngest granddaughter. From the moment I explained what had happened, Colette went to work on my behalfContinue Reading
I am writing in support of Colette Davies, candidate for District Court Judge in Yellowstone County, Department 7. My fortunate opportunity to get to know Davies is thanks to our shared involvement with Family Service, which works to prevent hunger, homelessness and poverty in Yellowstone County. Davies has been an active and important part ofContinue Reading
I’ve known Tom and Robin Hanel for years–and it was my honor to serve as a judge for the City of Billings during his eight years as our mayor. It’s a privilege to have him lend his support and his voice to my campaign.