Commissioner Gale Decker and his wife, Susie, live in the North Crow area east of Pablo. Mr. Decker was born and raised in Lake County. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Montana before going on to teach in the Ronan School District for 33 years. Following retirement from the school system, Mr. Decker served as Lake County Superintendent of Schools for six years before being elected to the Commissioners' Office in 2012. Mr. Decker's particular interests in county government include land planning, environmental health, and property tax relief.