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Deer Lodge County Replaces Commissioner Convicted of Rape

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ANACONDA -

Anaconda-Deer Lodge County commissioners unanimously voted for Paul Smith to replace Robert Pierce as the new District 4 commissioner Tuesday night.

Pierce was dismissed from the county commissioners after he was convicted of raping a minor in April.

Pierce was a county commissioner since 2010.

He was scheduled to hold the position through 2014.

Smith will take over the position effective immediately. 

He will represent the Opportunity area.

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