Posted: Jun 11, 2013 10:08 AM by KBZK Media Center with Adam Bell reporting
Updated: Jun 11, 2013 10:35 AM
UPDATE: So far, a motion to appoint Barbara Blum did not pass on a 1-1 vote; Steve White voted for and Joe Skinner opposed. Also, a motion to appoint Henry Kriegel does not pass on a 1-1 vote with Skinner opposed and White for.
BOZEMAN - Gallatin County commissioners are meeting today to discuss three candidates for the vacant third commission seat.
While no decision has been made at of 10 p.m., Commissioner Steve White said during the discussion that his number one choice is Barbara Blum (R-Bozeman). Commissioner Joe Skinner voiced his support for Pierre Martineau (R-West Yellowstone). As of 10 p.m., discussion is ongoing.
The three candidates are Blum, Martineau and Henry Kriegel (R-Bozeman).
Commissioners are attempting to fill the seat previously held by Bill Murdoch who retired in mid-April. The county GOP put up three candidates for the empty seat.
There's no time frame on when then commissioners need to decide. If they don't choose any of these three, the county GOP has to give them three more to choose from. If any of these three people are chosen, they would finish Murdoch's term, which ends in December 2014.