Commissioner Andy Hunthausen

Andy and Susan Good Geise

Andy and Senator Jon Tester

Andy Hunthausen

Lewis & Clark Commissioner

Andy Hunthausen has committed his career to learning and serving in our great Montana community. Montana is in his blood and he is proud to have been born and raised in East Helena and educated in the East Helena and Helena public schools, the Montana University system and Carroll College. As the seventh of nine children, he learned the values of hard work, education, consensus, responsibility and dedication to his community. Andy will use those values to continue to serve as your Lewis and Clark County Commissioner.


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Andy is extremely proud of the services provided by your Lewis and Clark County departments and offices!

Just to name a few:

  • Our county has a balanced budget.
  • County citizens are served by an excellent Lewis and Clark County Library system! With libraries serving you in Helena, East Helena, Lincoln, and Augusta, plus the Bookmobile.
  • County Public Works maintain over 550 miles of county roads.
  • Lewis and Clark County has worked very hard to ensure that the State of Montana focuses long needed attention to local infrastructure projects like the New Lincoln Rd Interchange.
  • The County Public Works Department has replaced/repaired over 50 aging bridges in the last 15 years throughout the county to ensure safe travel on county roads.
  • In an effort to relieve pressure on the county courts, a Justice Court was added to the local criminal justice system.
  • The Criminal Justice Services Department was added to help reform the local criminal justice system. Added services include: Pretrial services, Behavioral Health Care in the jail, and post incarceration planning.
  • Comprehensive Zoning was enacted across the Helena Valley Planning Area to assist an more organized and predictable development and help to alleviate the ongoing housing needs.
  • The overcrowded detention center was renovated, modernized and expanded to accommodate a growing community, and provide for a more safe and humane environment.

Leadership and Experience at your service


Andy Hunthausen

Andy has served on the Lewis and Clark County Commission since 2007 and has had the opportunity to serve on many community boards and committees.

Throughout his tenure he has had the privilege of sitting on the Rocky Mountain Development Council Board of Directors, Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Lewis and Clark County Weed Board, City/County Parks Board, Montana Business Assistance Connection Board of Directors, Transportation Coordinating Committee, Pureview Health Board of Directors, DUI Task Force, City/County Board of Health, Montana Association of Counties Board of Directors, Blackfoot Valley (Lincoln) Community Council, Lincoln Solid Waste Board, Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds Board, Human Services Task Force, Myrna Loy Board of Directors, Scratch Gravel Solid Waste Board, Intergovernmental Transportation Committee, Montana Mental Health Oversight Advisory Council, Montana E-Government Committee, Lewis and Clark County IT Board, Intrepid Credit Union Board of Directors.

News & Updates 


Feb 23

L&C County approves purchase of $1.17 million emergency command vehicle

"It's been a long-stated need and stated hope for the sheriff's office to obtain a vehicle like this, and the capabilities are vast," County Commissioner Andy Hunthausen said. "The other thing that is attractive about this to me is that it is grant funded." Hunthausen lauded the county's now expanded ability to assist neighboring communities during an emergency with the purchase.
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Dec 22

Lewis and Clark County allots nearly $1M in unspent ARPA funds to cities

County Commissioner Andy Hunthausen noted that investments in infrastructure such as this help prepare communities like East Helena meet the growing demand for housing. "This is the non-sexy part of what has to be done in order to produce more permanent housing in our community," Hunthausen said. "You have to have the pipes in the ground. ... So this is a big step for one of our partners and our county to invest in infrastructure that will help at least make a dent in the housing crisis that we have."
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May 19

Lewis and Clark County staff confident in jail diversion action for inmates with mental illness

Normally, Kellie McBride would be leery of dedicating one particular month to mental health. “Because this isn’t something that we’re just doing this month,” said McBride, director of criminal justice services for Lewis and Clark County. “This is something Lewis and Clark County is committed to, and it’s something that we do every day.”
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