DOJ: News Release

Bullock Announces New Division Administrators

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock announced Friday a new staff member and two promotions to round out the division administrators within the Department of Justice.

“With these appointments, I’m confident that we have pulled together a very solid team of dedicated public servants,” Bullock said. “I know everyone on the team is committed to doing their best for the department and for Montana.”

The new administrators include:

Rick Ask, Administrator, Gambling Control Division – Ask has worked for the Gambling Control Division since 1989, serving as its Operations Bureau chief for the past 10 years. Since January, Ask has been the Acting Administrator of the Division. He has been an active member of the North American Gaming Regulators Association (NAGRA), serving as its president in 1993. Ask has a B.S. in Business Finance and a Masters in Public Administration, both from the University of Montana.

Ali Bovingdon, Administrator, Legal Services Division – Bovingdon, a Chinook native, has worked as an assistant attorney general since 2000. Her primary areas of practice have included defending the state in constitutional litigation and performing legislative and policy work on behalf of the Department. Bovingdon earned both her Bachelor and Law degrees from the University of Montana.

Kathy Seacat, Administrator, Central Services Division – Seacat, a longtime Helena resident, is rejoining the Department of Justice where she worked under Attorneys General Joe Mazurek and Mike McGrath. Since 2005, Seacat has been the administrator of the Central Services Division for the Montana Department of Agriculture. She has also worked for the Montana Department of Revenue and the Legislative Auditor.

All Department of Justice division administrators are paid $87,588 annually.

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