By Chaun Scott
Governor Steve Bullock announced Wednesday that Michael Bradley Hayworth of Forsyth, has been appointed as the new District Court Judge of the Montana Sixteenth Judicial District.
Hayworth has been the Rosebud County Attorney since 2000, received his J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law in Indiana in 1995, and is a graduate of Colstrip High School and Miles Community College.
Hayworth, who announced his resignation in a letter to the Rosebud County Commissioners last week, said that his experience serving as the Rosebud County Attorney, "has cultivated his enormous respect for the law, the people that work for the criminal justice system, and the community we all serve."
He also said, "As much as I enjoy my current role, I believe I can be of greater value to the court system and our community as a district court judge. The decision to seek appointment as a district court judge was not an easy decision for me. My time as County Attorney has been personally and professionally rewarding."
Hayworth was among seven candidates who applied to be appointed to the position of District Court Judge following the sudden death of the well respected Honorable Judge Gary L. Day.
Hayworth will begin serving his appointment in July, 2013.
In his letter to the commissioners, Hayworth expresses his gratitude to the commissioners and the people of Rosebud County for the confidence and respect he has received during his tenure as county attorney.
Published June 26, 2013