Category Archives: Elections

Four school board seats on May ballot, filing opens Dec. 9.

The next Great Falls school board election will be May 3, 2022. Filing opens for four seats on Dec. 9 and candidates must file by March 24 to appear on the ballot. Reiff appointed to school board; GFPS piloting arts programs; District concerned about teacher shortage The following four seats are up for election: Three seats that represent both elementary

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Hinebauch appointed to fill Houck’s city commission seat

City Commissioners unanimously voted during their Nov. 16 meeting to appoint Eric Hinebauch to the vacancy created by Tracy Houck’s resignation. He’ll take the seat in December and have to run for the seat in the regular 2023 city election. Mayor Bob Kelly said the last time there was a vacancy was when he was appointed in 2012. In that

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Commission set to consider Hinebauch for Houck vacancy

The City Commission has scheduled a vote for their Nov. 16 meeting to appoint Eric Hinebauch to the commission to fill the vacancy created by Tracy Houck. Houck announced her resignation on Nov. 4 to be effective Nov. 5 and under the city charter, “when a vacancy occurs, the City Commission may, by majority vote of its remaining members, appoint

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Houck resigning from City Commission

Tracy Houck is resigning from the City Commission, effective Nov. 5. In a Thursday afternoon Facebook post, she wrote that she has accepted a position with Northrop Grumman in their Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program as a small business liaison officer. Under the city charter, when a vacancy occurs, commissioners “may, by majority vote of its remaining members, appoint a

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Election 2021: Results

10:30 p.m. update Preliminary votes are in for the municipal elections in Great Falls, Belt and Cascade. As a reminder, only those living within the boundary of those incorporated areas was eligible to vote. About 29,000 ballots were issued, according to the Cascade County elections office. Of those, 13,976 ballots were returned. The results are not considered final until the

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City Commission Candidate Q&A: Joe McKenney

Name: Joe McKenney Age: 63 Occupation: Entrepreneur, I have owned six local businesses employing hundreds of our fellow residents. Q: Why are you running for City Commission? A: Community service has always played an important role in my life. My background as a military veteran, entrepreneur, four-term lawmaker in the Montana House of Representatives and years of proven leadership will

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City Commission Candidate Q&A: Eric Hinebauch

Name: Eric Hinebauch Age: 36 Occupation: Owner of Hinebauch Agency (a Farmers Union Insurance Agency) Q: Why are you running for City Commission/mayor? A: I am running because I will bring a fresh perspective to the city commission. There is great value in having someone on the city commission who has started and is growing a business in this community.

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