|Governor Steve Bullock|
Political party Democratic
Preceded by John Walsh
Name Angela McLean
|Preceded by Clayton Christian|
Succeeded by Paul Tuss (Acting)
Education University of Oxford
|Governor Brian Schweitzer
Born August 19, 1970 (age 45) Twin Bridges, Montana, U.S. (1970-08-19)
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Angela McLean (born August 19, 1970) is an American politician and educator who served as the 31st Lieutenant Governor of Montana from February 10, 2014 to January 3, 2016. Governor Steve Bullock, a Democrat, selected McLean in 2014 to replace newly appointed U.S. Senator John Walsh after appointing Walsh to the vacancy created by Senator Max Baucus's resignation.
She was sworn in as Montana's new Lieutenant Governor by District Judge Ray Dayton on February 17, 2014. She was the first teacher and the second woman to serve as the state's Lieutenant Governor. Judy Martz previously served as Montana's Lt. Governor from 1997 to 2001.
McLean was chairwoman of the Montana Board of Regents from January 2012 to February 2014. She has also served on the Montana Board of Public Education. She taught American history and government at Anaconda High School. She was originally from Twin Bridges, Montana. She also has taught as an adjunct professor at Montana Tech of the University of Montana.
After her succession to the post of Lieutenant Governor, fellow Regent Paul Tuss was named the acting Chair.
In November 2015 McLean announced her resignation as lieutenant governor, effective upon the appointment of her successor, in order to accept the position of director of American Indian and minority achievement in the office of the state commissioner of higher education.
McLean graduated from Twin Bridges High School and became the first person in her family to graduate college. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Montana Western and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction at the University of Montana. She is married to Mike McLean, an attorney. The couple has two children, Colin and Ellen.