Voters in cities across the Hi-Line have some easy decisions to make in city elections this November.
In fact, the most difficult decisions will be for the voters in Hingham and Big Sandy, where there are two positions open, but only one person filed. Those voters will have to write in votes for a second council member who will then be allowed to accept or refuse the position.
In Hingham, only David George filed for the non-partisan council positions.
In Big Sandy, Shane Cline was the only person to file for the race by Thursday night’s deadline.
In the races in Chinook and Harlem, every position received one candidate by the end of filing on Thursday evening.
For the Chinook City Council race, the seats held by Freda Bryson and Heath Richman are opening.
Bryson chose not to file this year, after 20 years of serving the city. Keith Hanson, publisher of the Blaine County Journal-News Opinion and Big Sandy’s The Mountaineer, was the only person to file to run for her seat.
Heath Richman filed to run for his seat again.
In Harlem, Sondra Ashton and Charles Kulbeck are the only candidates who filed to run for the seats they both hold already.