Meet the candidates for Mayor: Incumbent Mayor Marty Malesich

Incumbent Mayor Marty Malesich


Who are you?

My name is Marty Malesich. I was born and raised in Dillon.. I reside at 525 South California Street with my wife Marsha. I attended Beaverhead County High School and Western Montana College graduating in 1967 with a BS in Secondary Education. 

I joined the Montana Army National Guard and upon returning from basic training in September 1967, I went to work for the National Guard as a Civil Service Technician. In June 1999 I was appointed to the post of State Command Sergeant Major and served in that position for two years and retired in June of 2001. While serving as the State Command Sergeant Major, I was responsible for the welfare of 2,500 soldiers throughout the State of Montana. 

My current and past participation in civic organizations include: Dillon Jaycees, Elks Club past Exalted Ruler & Trustee, Beaverhead County Chief Hunter Safety Instructor, Dillon Volunteer Fire Department, Beaverhead County Search and Rescue, Beaverhead County Law Enforcement Reserve Deputy, the American Legion and Rotary. 

I was elected to and served on the Dillon Study Commission (95-97) and was instrumental in proposing a charter form of government. I have successfully served as your Mayor for the past twelve years. I am a true native of Dillon and have a vested interest in the future of Dillon,

Explain to the voters your qualifications for the office you seek and why you are the best candidate for the position.

I have had the honor of being your Mayor for three terms and running for a fourth. I ran because I saw things that I thought could be done to enhance the community and there is still much to be done. I was not afraid to take on the difficult issues that had been avoided for years. All of the

completed under my administration were intended and believed to be in the best interest of the city and its citizens. 

Look around and you will notice all of the improvements that have been made by the city under my leadership in the past twelve years: Montana Street, Glendale Street, Beaverhead Bar Supply Parking Lot, Walnut Street extension, Cottom Street re-construction, replacement of 80 obsolete fire hydrants, Tree board planted at least 100 trees, just to name a few of the projects that can be seen. There are many projects that you won’t see like replacement of 20 sewer manholes, installed water-sewer infrastructure for West Ridge Subdivision, Southside Business Park and the new hospital. I could go on and name many more accomplishments but I think you get the idea. 

My past experiences and the winning experiences of being mayor for 12 years makes me the best qualified candidate for the position of mayor. I believe in “positive change” and I can tell you specifically the “positive changes” I am planning. For questions of further discussions please contact me at home. I would like the opportunity to lead this city in preparing for the future. I am not done yet. Remember, a vote for me is a vote for “Hometown Pride”.