Judge Luke Berger formally filed to retain his position as district court judge in Montana's Fifth Judicial District this week by filing the necessary paperwork with the Montana Secretary of State's office.

In January of 2017, Berger was appointed by the governor and confirmed unanimously by the Montana Senate to fill the remaining two years of retiring Judge Loren Tucker's term. Berger will stand for election on Nov. 6, 2018.

"It has been an honor to work in Beaverhead, Jefferson, and Madison counties this past year; the dedication of the staff, jurors, and attorneys is inspiring," Berger said in a prepared statement. "I look forward to working with all involved in the court system to continue to provide access to justice and be part of an efficient court system in our communities."

Judge Berger, a Dillon native, is a graduate of Beaverhead County High School, Carroll College, and the University of Montana School of Law. He and his wife Alexis Sandru, a Twin Bridges native, live in the heart of the district near Silver Star with their three young children.

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