Democrats retain majority on Havre City Council


City Council incumbents got the nod Tuesday from Havre voters. In races without an incumbent, Republican Terry Schend squeaked by Democrat Gary LaValley in Ward 2 in a vote so close that state law allows a recount.

In Ward 1, Democrat Pam Hillery handily defeated Republican Russ Luke. If Tuesday's unofficial count stands, the Democrats will retain their 7-1 majority on the council.

According to unofficial returns:

Incumbent Jack Brandon defeated Republican challenger Debi Rhines 225-127 in Ward 3.

Emily Mayer Lossing won 136-111 against independent challenger Christy Keto in Ward 4.


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