Thursday, February 11, 2016
McGrath Seeks Re-Election to a Second Term on Montana’s Highest Court
MONTANA -- Mike McGrath, Chief Justice of the Montana Supreme Court, filed the necessary paperwork today with the Office of the Secretary of State of Montana in order to be on the 2016 election ballots. He seeks re-election to serve a second term as Chief Justice of the Montana Supreme Court.
"I’m honored to have served the people of Montana as Chief Justice,” McGrath said. “If Montana’s voters allow me the privilege of a second term, I look forward to building on the success we have had these past few years.”
Regarding his successful leadership of the Montana Supreme Court, Chief Justice McGrath referred to a recent survey of legal professionals:
· 85% of respondents agreed that the Supreme Court is doing a good job;
· 92% agreed that the Montana Supreme Court completes its overall workload in a timely manner; and,
· 94% of judges responded that Montana Supreme Court decisions are based on facts and applicable law.
“I am proud of our accomplishments these past few years and look forward to facing new challenges in the future,” Chief Justice McGrath said. “The Courts are challenged with rapidly increasing caseloads. Many of our citizens have difficulty accessing the justice system, posing challenges that I am committed to addressing in a second term.”
McGrath was first elected Chief Justice in 2008, following two terms as Montana Attorney General. He was elected to five terms as Lewis and Clark County Attorney, starting in 1982. McGrath and his wife Joy live in Helena. They have two married sons and four grandchildren.