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Havre City-County Airport mill passes, road mill fails, Albus, Windy Boy advance to General Election

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The Primary Election is over, with voters selecting who will advance to the November general elections and, in Hill County, rejecting three proposals to study forms of government and for a tax to support county roads but passing a new levy to support the Havre City-County Airport.

Out-of-city voters rejected a proposal to impose a mill levy to support work on county roads, 485 for and 789 against, but voters in the county passed a measure to impose a levy to support work at the airport 1,728-1,425.

Proposals to create commissions to study forms of government failed for Hill County, 1,232-1,874, Havre, 818-995, and Hingham, 17-28.

Blaine County also voted down two local government review commissions, 56 percent, 592 votes, against and 44 percent, 196 votes, for a county review and 57 percent, 148 votes, against a review for Chinook, while Harlem passed crating local government review committee, 43 precent, 53 votes, against and 57 percent, 71 votes for creating the commission.

Chouteau County also voted down local government study commissions including for Big Sandy with 66 percent, 101 votes, against and 34 percent, 53 votes, for. A county-wide local government commission proposal failed with 66 percent against, 1,055 votes, and 34 percent, 538 votes, for.

Local government study commissions also failed in Liberty County, with a county-wide commission failing with 69 percent, 461 votes against, and 31 percent, 208 votes, for. A local government study commission for Chester failed with 61 percent, 182 votes, against and 39 percent, 118 votes, for the proposal

Contested legislative races

In contested local legislative races, the Republican primary for House District 28, which runs from Liberty County to Glasgow, Eric Albus of Glasgow won the race with 41 present of the vote, 1,119 votes, while Mark Wicks of Inverness took 33 precent at 913 votes and Wayne Stahl of Saco took 26 percent at 722 votes.

Wicks won in the western part of the district, taking 45 percent of the vote in Liberty County to Albus’ 36 percent and Stahl’s 20 percent, and 51 percent in Hill County to Albus’s 37 percent and Stahl’s 12 percent. In Blaine County, Wicks took 51 percent to Albus”’ 27 precent and Stahl’s 23 precent.

But Albus dominated in Phillips and Valley counties, taking 47 precent in Valley County to Stahl’s 39 percent and Wicks’ 15 percent and 55 percent in Valley to Stahl’s 32 percent and Wicks’ 13 percent.

Albus will face Blake Borst of Havre in the general election, who was unopposed in the Democratic primary.

In the race for Senate District 16, which runs from Havre to south of the Milk River to Roosevelt County, incumbent Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy of Box Elder, also a former state senator, beat Rep. Bridget Smith of Wolf Point in the Democratic primary with 68 percent of the votes, 643, to Smith’s 32 precent, 306 votes.

In Hill County, Windy boy took 73 percent of the votes to Smith’s 27 percent and in Blaine County took 82 percent of the votes to Smith’s 18 percent. In Chouteau County Windy Boy received 21 votes, 91 percent, to SMith’s 2 votes, 9 percent.

Windy Boy will face Parry Jacobs of Malta, who was unopposed in the Republican Primary, in the general election.

In the Republican Primary for Senate District 13, which includes Chouteau County, incumbent Rep. Joss Kassmeier of Fort Benton defeated former Rep. LOLA SHELDON-GALLOWAY of Great Falls with 82 percent, 1,191 votes, to 18 percent, 257 votes. No Democrat filed in that race and Kassmier is unopposed in the general election.

In the Republican Primary for House District 26 in Chouteau County, Dana Darlington of Big Sandy won with 67 percent, 923 votes, to Russel Miner of Stockett’s 33 percent, 450 votes. Darlington is unopposed in the general election.


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