The final day to file for political office in this year's elections was Monday, March 12. The Ravalli County June primary ballots are fairly quiet, but the races for U.S. House and Senate are crowded.
U.S. Congressional Races (from Secretary of State):U.S. Senate: - Democrat incumbent Jon Tester, Republicans Troy Downing, Russ Fagg, Albert Olszewski, Matt Rosendale, Green Party Steve Kelly, Timothy Adams, Libertarian Rick Breckenridge.U.S. House: - Republican incumbent Greg Gianforte, Democrats John Heenan, Grant Kier, John Meyer, Linda Moss, Jared Pettinato, Kathleen Williams, Libertarian Elinor Swanson, Green Party Doug Campbell.
Ravalli County has primary contests only for State Legislature (from the Secretary of State):Senate District 43 - Republican - incumbent Pat Connell, Jason Ellsworth, Scott Roy McLeanHouse District 85 - Democratic - Laura Jackson, Mary Toews.House District 88 - Republican - James Crews, Sharon Greef, Kim Stoltz.
Others who filed for State Legislature, not challenged in the June Primary and will appear on the November ballot:Senate District 43 - Independent Laura Garber.House District 85 - Republican incumbent Theresa Manzella, Green Party John Gibney.House District 86 - Democrat Jason Nickisch.House District 87 - Republican incumbent Nancy Ballance.House District 88 - Democrat Margaret Gorski.
Ravalli County Office Filings (from the Ravalli County Election office):County Commission District 1 - Republican Greg Chilcott, Democrat Lyndsay Stover.County Commission District 2 - Republican Chris Hoffman, Independent Christopher "Lance" Hortshorn (must get 965 signatures by May 29th)County Commission District 3 - Republican Jeff Burrows (unopposed)Justice of the Peace - incumbent Jim Bailey, Perry Johnson.Justice of the Peace - Jennifer Bedey Ray (unopposed)Clerk and Recorder - Regina Plettenberg (unopposed).County Attorney - Bill Fulbright (unopposed).County Treasurer - Daniel Whitesitt (unopposed).Sheriff/Coroner - Steve Holton (unopposed)
KLYQ 1240 AM radio will cover the June 5th Primary and the November 6th General Election on the air and on-line at www.klyq.com.