Posted: Oct 29, 2012 4:52 PM by KXLF Media Center
Glen Granger, a Butte native, is a candidate for city court judge. He said staying active is important to him.
"It's just been a habit of mine since I was around 22 years of age," Granger said. "Whether it be working out, lifting weights, playing handball, running. I've been doing it for so long that it's one of those things that you have to do."
Granger lives in Butte with his wife and two children. He currently works as the chief juvenile probation officer for the state of Montana.
"It's kind of like a training, or an apprenticeship for the last 24 years in order to become city court judge," Granger said.
Throughout his tenure he said he has had the opportunity to work and learn from district court judges, police court judges, and justices of the peace.
He currently sits on the Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners representing district one. He said this role has prepared him well to be city court judge because he has had the opportunity to speak and listen to people in the county.
"They want somebody to get in there and make changes, but they want changes now," Granger said. "They don't want to wait two or three years. They want changes now and that's what I plan on doing."
"I'm the best candidate because I have 24 years experience doing the same exact job aside from minor traffic offenses and local animal control issues," Granger said. "I've dealt with every type of offense whether they be misdemeanor offenses, status offenses, homicides, sexual assaults, burglaries. I've dealt with that in a position that I'm not only fining people, you come up with a plan of action when you're dealing with juveniles in order that they don't make the same mistake twice."