Montana's 2020 election
Montana's 2020 election
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Montana Supreme Court

Two seats on the Montana Supreme Court, which hears cases appealed from lower courts and oversees the state judicial system. In districts that had more than two candidates, the two who received the most votes in the June primary advanced to the November general election. Montana judicial elections are nonpartisan.


District 5
Statewide district. Incumbent Laurie McKinnon is seeking re-election.


District 6
Statewide district. Incumbent Jim Shea is running for re-election unopposed.


Key coverage in the race for Montana Supreme Court

Race profile: Justice and challenger square off in state Supreme Court race

Incumbent Laurie McKinnon and challenger Mike Black make their cases for the nonpartisan position.

MTN News debate: Supreme Court Justice

Video of Black and McKinnon at their MTN News debate
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Campaign finance

No campaign finance data compiled for this race at this time.

Primary results

Vote totals from Montana's June 2, 2020 primary election.
State Supreme Court, District 5
CandidateVotes counted% of voteVotes behind
LAURIE MCKINNON169,53453.3%0
MIKE BLACK94,43729.7%75,097
MARS SCOTT54,03017.0%115,504
State Supreme Court, District 6
CandidateVotes counted% of voteVotes behind
JIM SHEA298,960100.0%0

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