May 9, 2011 •
Montana Commissioner of Political Practices Fails to Receive Senate Confirmation
Jennifer Hensley, who has held the position of Commissioner of Political Practices since her nomination in January of 2011, was refused confirmation by the Senate. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a brief confirmation hearing on Hensley’s nomination, but never voted on her nomination before adjournment of the legislative session.
Governor Schweitzer asked the top four Republican and Democratic legislative leaders to send him a list of nominees for the position by May 11. The Governor may choose a nominee from the list or make an independent appointment to serve out the remainder of Hensley’s six-year term.
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