District 1 Commissioner Bill Barron
Bill is a lifelong Montana Native. Bill worked over 30 years in Law Enforcement, graduating from the Montana Law Enforcement Academy, the FBI National Academy, and has previously been elected to two terms as Lake County Sheriff. After leaving the Sheriff Office, Bill was elected to County Commissioner and is currently in his third term. Bill brings common sense, vast knowledge of county government operations, people management skills and the ability to work together.
- District 2 Commissioner Steve Stanley
Steve was born and raised in Montana. He stepped into the County Commissioner role with a long history of serving the citizens of Lake County through emergency services dating back to 1978. His careers have spanned 22 years as Facilities and Building Services Director at Polson’s St. Joseph Hospital to over 30 years with Lake County Disaster and Emergency Services.
District 3 Commissioner Gale Decker
Commissioner Gale Decker and his wife, Susie, live in the North Crow area east of Pablo. Mr. Decker was born and raised in Lake County. He earned his Bachelor and Master degrees from the University of Montana before going on to teach in the Ronan School District for 33 years. Following retirement from the school system, Mr. Decker served as Lake County Superintendent of Schools for six years before being elected to the Commissioners’ Office in 2012. Mr. Decker’s particular interests in County government include land planning, environmental health and property tax relief.
Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen certifies candidates