scott burlingham for justice of the peace

Department #2

Your Valley, My Valley, Our Valley
I Stand for Justice!

Photo by Quinn Kirkland Fine Art © 2022

about scott

I learned hard work, honesty and loyalty from my parents.

As a young boy, I experienced Montana during family trips to the Bitterroot. It was during those trips that I made up my mind, someday I would live here. Four days after graduating high school, I loaded my car and headed for Hamilton. That was almost 40 years ago. Since then, I have met a bunch of great people, experienced a lot of Montana and I found the …

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my promise

Honesty Is the Key

As Justice of the Peace, I pledge to be honest, fair and consistent with everyone. Using common sense, I will do what is right for the individual, our community and for justice.
I will take responsibility for my actions and my department.
I will humbly serve the people of Ravalli County and listen to people’s concerns every day.
I will follow the law to the best of my ability and leave personal emotion out of the courtroom.

“Information’s pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.” – Clarence Day


Making a living in the Bitterroot takes grit! 
As a young man I worked at every job I could find. Looking back, I realize each job gave me life experience and cultivated common sense …


Years of Service

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Photo by Quinn Kirkland Fine Art © 2022

Judge Bailey - Final
Judge Jim Bailey

Justice of the Peace | Department 2 (Retiring)

Judge Ray - Final
Judge jennfier Ray

Justice of the Peace | Department 1

Chris Hoffman

Retired Ravalli Co. Sheriff/Commissioner

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We’ve known Scott for over 20 plus years and worked with him professionally. Scott is an honest hard-working man, full of Integrity and civility.
Quinn & Sandy KirklandHamilton, MT
Scott puts people first and cares about protecting our Bitterroot communities.
Paige TrautweinRavalli County Clerk of District Clerk Court
Scott is a dedicated public servant and we wholeheartedly support him for Justice of the Peace.
Randy and Coral MaxwellDarby, MT
We have known Scott for over 30 years and are proud to support him for Justice of the Peace.
Doug and Lori SchallenbergerDarby, MT
We have known Scott many years and can’t think of a better, fairer, or more qualified person than Scott to be our Justice of the Peace.
Larry and Peggy TrexlerHamilton, MT

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victim testimonials

We witnessed Scott’s dedication and persistence while investigating a crime where we were the victims. We support Scott for Justice of the Peace!
Dan and Debbie AshmoreStevensville, MT
I have known Scott Burlingham since the 1990s. He is a caring, compassionate man and I consider him a friend. In September of 2020, we were burglarized at our business in Hamilton. Scott was our detective on the case. In approximately one week, he made an arrest and recovered $70,000.00 of our property. The Bitterroot valley would be so lucky to have a person with Scott’s integrity as Justice of the Peace.
Vern Eckstein, Vern’s Landscape and NurseryHamilton, MT

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