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Missoula Rep. Gursky resigns for Helena job

Published On: Oct 28 2013 05:10:57 PM MDT
Jennifer Gursky
HELENA, Mont. -

Former state Rep. Jenifer Gursky says she resigned from the Legislature to take a job in Helena.
    
The Missoula Democrat said Monday she has moved to Helena and started a new job as development director for the Helena Food Share.
    
Gursky says she resigned her seat on Oct. 22 because legislators need to live in the communities they represent.
    
She was elected to the position in 2012.
    
Montana law requires a person of the same political party to be appointed to serve the remainder of Gursky's term, which expires in 2014.
    
The county's central committee has 45 days to nominate three people to fill the position, and county commissioners have another 15 days to notify the secretary of state of their choice.

Click here the full letter from Secretary of State Linda McCulloch.