Posted: Jun 11, 2013 10:34 AM by KBZK Media Center with Adam Bell reporting
Updated: Jun 12, 2013 8:56 AM
BOZEMAN - A West Yellowstone man has been selected to be Gallatin County's third commissioner.
Current commissioners, Steve White and Joe Skinner, agreed on the appointment of Pierre Martineau (R) at a meeting this morning.
Martineau has lived in West Yellowstone since 1982. He retired from the service industry in 2000 and since then, has become involved in local politics, having served on the West Yellowstone City Council. He recently took a job with the West Yellowstone Foundation.
Martineau was up against Barbara Blum and Henry Kriegel, both Republicans from Bozeman, for the position.
Martineau will take over the seat previously held by Bill Murdoch who retired in mid-April. He will finish Murdoch's term, which ends in December 2014.
Motions to appoint the other two candidates failed this morning when a motion to appoint Blum failed on a 1-1 vote with White voting for and Skinner opposed. Also, a motion to appoint Kriegel did not pass on a 1-1 vote with Skinner opposed and White for.
Starting tomorrow, the commissioners will begin discussing the budget.