Gianforte appoints new Gallatin County judge

Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Wednesday an appointment of a judge to Gallatin County’s 18th Judicial District court. Gianforte says former attorney and Belgrade City Judge Andrew Breuner will “serve Gallatin County well by interpreting laws, not making them from the bench.”

The appointment follows a new law passed during the 2021 legislative session that eliminates the judicial nomination commission and allows the governor to appoint judges to vacancies.