By Matt B. Walen
Republican challenger Gary Schubert stopped the Democrats from completing a sweep in Tuesdays city election.
Schubert defeated Vickie Clouse 202 to 150 in Ward 2. Approximately 27 percent of the voters in Highland Parks Ward 2 went to the polls Tuesday.
The results from Tuesdays election arent official until the Hill County Commissioners canvass the results.
Schubert said he was looking forward to getting into office and making some changes.
Im already starting to get well informed, Schubert said Wednesday morning. I just want to help Havre build its tourism and keep it going smoothly.
Schubert said he wasnt sure what committees he would like to serve on, but said he wanted to get on as many as possible.
I havent targeted any in particular, he said.
Democrat incumbent Emily Mayer Lossing retained her seat on the council by defeating Republican challenger Shane Ford 181 to 124 in Ward 4. Approximately 26 percent of the registered voters in Ward 4 turned out for the election.
Im honored to be able to serve another four years in Ward 4 and Im looking forward to being able to serve Ward 4 and the citizens of Havre, Mayer Lossing said.
Mayer Lossing said she wanted to help the city grow into the 21st Century.
Two new Democratic faces will be on the council in January.
Democrat Doug Larson defeated Republican John McLain Sr. 288 to 242 in Ward 1. Ward 1 voters had the highest turn out in the city with 40 percent hitting the polls.
I think it is going to be a lot of hard work, Larson said following his victory. I will be thinking about and studying the issues.
Larson said he is willing to serve on any committees and would be willing to wait and see where the need is.
Democrat Jack Brandon defeated Republican Kevin Allison 259 to 127 in Ward 3. Approximately 32 percent of the voters showed at the polls Tuesday.
Im looking forward to working with the people on the city council and Im looking forward to working with the new council members too, Brandon said.
Brandon said he would like to be appointed to the finance committee to help oversee the citys budget and is looking forward to the hard work involved with the council.
Approximately 32 percent of the citys voters went to the polls Tuesday.
The elected representatives will be sworn in to office Monday, Jan. 3, 2000.