Kalispell unofficial election results, with all wards reporting:
VOTER TURNOUT: 31 percent
Pam Kennedy (incumbent) – 1,371 (37%)
(Projected Winner) Tammi Fisher – 2,332 (63%)
(Projected Winner) Jim Atkinson (incumbent) – 352 (54%)
Marc Rold – 300 (46%)
Hank Olson (incumbent) – 467 (41%)
(Projected Winner) Jeff Zauner – 671 (59%)
Councilmen Bob Hafferman (WARD 1) and Tim Kluesner (WARD 4) ran unopposed.
RENEW $2.8-MILLION TECHNOLOGY AND BUILDING-RESERVE TAX LEVIES FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
(Projected to Pass) yes – 2,789 (57%)
no – 2,086 (43%)
RENEW $4.1-MILLION TECHNOLOGY AND BUILDING-RESERVE TAX LEVIES FOR HIGH SCHOOLS
yes – 3,542 (48%)
(Projected to Fail) no – 3,806 (52%)
RENEW 20-YEAR LEASE FOR BUFFALO HILL GOLF COURSE
(Projected to Pass) yes – 3,173 (87%)
no – 473 (13%)
Whitefish final unofficial election results, with all ballots counted:
VOTER TURNOUT: 42 percent
WHITEFISH CITY COUNCIL (top three elected to council)
(Projected Winner) Chris Hyatt – 1,415 (28%)
(Projected Winner) Bill Kahle – 1,344 (26%)
(Projected Winner) Phil Mitchell – 1,057 (21%)
Frank Sweeney (incumbent) – 961 (19%)
Municipal Court Judge Brad Johnson is running unopposed.
In Columbia Falls, there are no contested city council races since newcomer Matt McConville withdrew, though his name remains on the ballot. Columbia Falls now has three candidates for three council positions: Shawn Bates, Michael Shepard and Dave Petersen. Current councilman Don Barnhart is the sole candidate for mayor, and his imminent vacancy on the council must be filled by appointment.
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