Matthew WaldBILLINGS – Matthew Wald has won the race for District Court Judge in Judicial District 22, Department 1.
With 13,859 votes counted in the district, Wald was reported as the winner with 53% against his opponent Raymond Kuntz, who had 47% of the votes.
District 22 overseas Big Horn, Carbon and Stillwater counties in Montana.
According to his website, Wald said he has spent most of his life in Big Horn County growing up on a ranch near Lodge Grass.
He attended Montana State University and received a law degree from the University of Montana.
Wald also worked for the Big Horn County Attorney’s Office and the Missoula County Attorney’s Office as a legal intern and prosecutor.
He’s also practiced in Miles City with most of his clients being from throughout southcentral and eastern Montana.
Kuntz has practiced law since 1997 serving as the Carbon County Justice of the Peace from 2003 to 2010.
*Q2 previously incorrectly reported that Kuntz won this election.