Yellowstone GOP Looks to Replace Rosendale
The Gazette reports that Yellowstone County Republicans are looking for candidates to serve out the remainder of former state Representative Adam Rosendale’s term, after the Billings Republican resigned earlier this month.
Under Montana law, vacancies created in the Legislature are filled by appointment, with the commissioners of the county or counties included in that legislative district selecting a person to serve the remainder of the term from a pool of three potential candidates. The names of those candidates are submitted to the commissioners by the county-level political party of which the former legislator was a member.
The Yellowstone County Republican Central Committee will accept applicants through January 2nd, 2018, according to chairman Tim Stark, in a Wednesday press release. The county GOP has already formed a committee that will trim the applicant pool to three candidates this month.