Category Archives: Elections

Forum on legislative impacts to local government set for Aug. 28

Great Falls Rising is hosting a forum on Aug. 28 with city and county commissioners on local issues and how state legislative decisions impact local government. All three Cascade County Commissioners have committed to attend, and as of Tuesday, four of the five City Commissioners had committed. Commissioner Tracy Houck was attempting to adjust her schedule so she could attend.

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Commission approves resolution establishing Great Falls park district

City Commissioners approved a resolution to create the city’s first park district during Tuesday’s meeting. The park district was approved on the May 8 ballot and certified by the Montana Secretary of State. County attorney affirms lawfulness of park district ballot language; vote certified by Secretary of State Under Montana rules, the resolution can be challenged in district court within

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It’s primary day in Great Falls and there’s still time to vote

It’s primary election day in Montana and here’s what you need to know. The Cascade County Elections Office has moved to Exhibition Hall at Montana Expo Park and will be open until polls close at 8 p.m. today. You can still register to vote today. Here’s our questionnaires with local candidates for County Commission, sheriff and treasurer. Commission Cascade County

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County attorney affirms lawfulness of park district ballot language; vote certified by Secretary of State

An area resident filed a complaint with the Cascade County Attorney’s Office alleging that the recently approved Great Falls park district vote was conducted unlawfully. It wasn’t, according to state law and Cascade County Attorney Josh Racki. The ballot simply read “Shall the proposition to organize Great Falls Park District Number 1 be adopted?” Voters could respond yes or no.

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Cascade County treasurer candidate questionnaires: Diane Heikkila

Name: Diane C. Heikkila Age: 53 Occupation: Deputy Treasurer Political affiliation: Republican Q: Why are you running for county treasurer? A: While working in the treasurer’s office for the last 2.5 years, I have received many complaints on how this office is run. Some complaints are: lack of consistency with rules and guidelines on how to complete title paperwork; lack of clerk at the handicapped

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Cascade County Commission candidate questionnaire: Joshua Eli

Name: Joshua J. Eli Age: 40 years old Occupation: Hydraulic specialist Party affiliation: Republican Experience relevant to position sought: I have a background in multiple disciplines that have afforded me a well-rounded set of skills. I have worked in engineering, agriculture, manufacturing, construction and sales. I am able to communicate and cooperate with people from all walks of life. I grew up here in Cascade

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Cascade County Commission candidate questionnaire: George Schultz

Name: George Shultz Political affiliation: Republican Schultz did not answer The Electric’s questionnaire questions, but instead sent the following: Q: Why are you running for the office? A: To infuse and provide a new information stream that fosters an environment where ethics, integrity and dignity can flourish. More challengers file for Cascade County commission seat Q: Why are you running

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Cascade County Commission candidate questionnaire: Dominick Snell

Name: Dominick Snell Age: 38 Occupation: computer specialist at HCL Technologies Party affiliation: Republican Experience relevant to position sought: My military experience because of the order to how things are run. Also I am not a politician. Challenger files for county commission seat Q: Why are you running for county commissioner?  A: To bring the people back into the government as it is sorely lacking in

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Cascade County Commission candidate questionnaire: Jane Weber

Name: Jane Weber Age: 64 years Occupation: Cascade County Commissioner Party Affiliation: Democrat Experience relevant to position sought: I have served as Cascade County Commissioner for nearly eight years. The county commissioner position requires attention to detail, budget experience, objectivity, and the ability to listen and respond to constituent concerns.While I continue to learn something new every day from neighboring county and city/town colleagues,

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