HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Kris Hansen, who just lately departed the No. 2 put up at Montana Lawyer Basic’s Workplace, has died at age 52, in accordance with state officers.
A information launch from the Montana Division of Justice stated Hansen died early Thursday, the Unbiased File reported. No details about her reason behind dying was launched.
Hansen was named chief deputy of the Montana Division of Justice in December 2020. Earlier than that, she labored for the Montana state Auditor’s workplace and represented Havre as a Republican state lawmaker.
In late Could, Hansen confirmed she was leaving the workplace, however declined to say why. The Lawyer Basic’s Workplace stated on the time she was leaving to “attend to non-public and household issues.”
“Kris was an expensive good friend, a conservative chief, and an incredible lady who devoted her life to others,” Lawyer Basic Austin Knudsen stated in an announcement Friday.
Hansen was a central determine in the course of the state Republicans’ battle with the judicial department final yr. Hansen, representing Republican lawmakers who had subpoenaed judicial data, wrote a public letter accusing the Supreme Court docket of interfering with a legislative investigation by quashing a subpoena for judicial data.
The court docket in the end dominated state lawmakers had overstepped their authority with the subpoenas.
Hansen was a Montana Nationwide Guard veteran and served throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom. She additionally served a tour of obligation with the Central Intelligence Company in Mogadishu, Somalia within the early Nineteen Nineties.
Gov. Greg Gianforte stated in an announcement that Hansen’s “indomitable spirit left an affect on all who knew her.”
A spokesperson for Knudsen declined Friday to supply data on the trigger or location of dying, in addition to funeral data.
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