Three vie for open seat on the Montana Public Service Commission
BILLINGS, Montana: Five down ballot state executive positions are up for election in Montana this year, but only one of those is an open seat. Public Service Commissioner Brad Molnar (R) was unable to seek re-election due to term limits. He has represented District 2 since 2005.
Four candidates filed seeking to replace him - Republicans Al Garver and Kirk Bushman, along with Democrats Lynda Moss and Chuck Tooley. Earlier this month, however, Garver suspended his campaign, leaving Bushman unopposed for the Republican nod.
The Commission is made up of five members. They are responsible for regulation of gas, electric, telecommunication, and transportation utilities.