Rick came to Montana in 1984 and has been active in the legislative process since the 1997 legislature focusing on property rights and subdivision laws. He has been in private practice as a professional land surveyor since 2003. He works with his two sons, Lucas and William who are both professional land surveyors. Rick resides in Proctor with his wife, Tracey Rae.
It is important that the Montana Supreme Court consist of justices who bring diverse perspectives, knowledge, and capabilities to the Court’s application and interpretation of the law. The current Court is comprised of qualified justices from a variety of backgrounds, including a district court judge, an administrative law judge, an attorney general and deputy attorney general, trial practice attorneys, and attorneys who have served in the Legislature. Although these are all valuable experiences, I will bring the equally important and additional perspective of a justice with in-depth knowledge of and competency in the daily legal issues faced by individuals, agricultural producers, and small business owners. – KRISTEN JURAS
PSC Member Roger Koopman and then State Auditor Candidate -- Jesse Laslovich
Roger’s statement on serving as a Montana Public Service Commissioner:
“Serving as a PSC commissioner is a great honor and an awesome responsibility. This is an especially exciting time to be joining the commission, partly because of the critical issues we have before us, and partly because the make-up of the new commission is so strongly represented by small business people and entrepreneurs who by nature, are used to being visionary and pro-active. What the people of Montana will likely see is a Public Service Commission that truly gets down to business, is less political and more professional. A commission that is not afraid to ask tough questions, navigate new directions and test fresh ideas. A commission that will be highly aggressive in defending the best interests of Montana ratepayers, which in turn will strengthen our economy and improve our state’s future for everyone. That’s the essential mission we have before us on the PSC, and we have a wonderful blend of skills and experience among the commissioners and the PSC staff, that I believe are very much up to the task!”
Jesse Laslovich is the Chief Legal Counsel to Montana’s State Auditor Monica Lindeen. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He previously served in the Montana House of Representatives, the Montana Senate, and is a candidate for Montana State Auditor in the 2016 election. Laslovich was born and raised in Anaconda, Montana, and attended college and law school at the University of Montana. He is endorsed by the Montana Chamber of Commerce.
Hometown Troops--Packages For The Troops & The 2nd Half-Hour With Ryan Zinke
Legislative Update: We spoke with Representative Mike Hopkins about the Infrastructure Bonding Bill. The $80 Million bill provides a framework for spending and places a cap on how much the State can spend. Find out more We also spoke with Representative Ed Buttrey about the Medicaid Expansion bill that passed out of the legislature and […]