The Glasgow Courier - Serving Proudly As The Voice Of Valley County Since 1913

By Parker Kulczyk
The Courier 

Election Information


Montana’s primary election is set for Tuesday June 7, and Valley County voters have a lot of opportunity to do their civic duty and make their voices heard. Polling places will be open for voters as follows:

Precinct 1, Fort Peck (Fort Peck Recreation Hall): 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Precinct 2, Frazer (Frazer New Community Hall): 12-8 p.m.

Precinct 3, Hinsdale (Hinsdale Legion Hall): 12-8 p.m.

Precinct 4, Glasgow (Glasgow Civic Center): 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Precinct 5, NE Glasgow (Glasgow Civic Center): 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Precinct 6, Nashua (Nashua Senior Citizen Center): 12-8 p.m.

Precinct 7, Lustre (Lustre Elementary School): 12-8 p.m.

Precinct 8, Opheim (NorVal Electric Co-op): 12-8 p.m.

For the Presidential Primary, there are two Democrats and five Republicans. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are the Democrat hopefuls, while Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, John R. Kasich, Marco Rubio and Donald J. Trump are on the ballot for the Republicans.

In the state legislature, Precincts 1 and 2 will vote for House District (HD) 31 and Senate District (SD) 16. HD 31 will have a lone Bridget Smith (D), while SD 16 will be between Bobbi J. Favel (D), Leann Montes (D), Frank J. Smith (D), and G. Bruce Meyers (R).

Precincts 3-8 vote on SD 17. This district will be between Douglas Adolphson (D), Mike Lang (R), and Wayne Stahl (R).

These precincts are split between two House Districts, with 3 and 4 voting on HD 33. These candidates include Mike Finley (D), Michael Burns (R), and Casey Knudsen (R).

Precincts 5-8 will vote on HD 34 between Evelyn Carlisle (D), and House Speaker Austin Knudsen (R).

In the race for Montana Governor and Lt. Governor, incumbents Steve Bullock and Mike Cooney (D), face three different tickets, two Republican and one Democrat. These include former HD 40 Representative Bill McChesney and his running mate Mike Anderson (D), Montana tech entrepreneur Greg Gianforte and former Phillips County Commissioner Lesley Robinson (R), and former Ravalli County Planning Administrator Terry Nelson and Niki Sardot, an artist who serves on the Montana Republican Central Committee (R).

Montana Secretary of State has two candidates, Montana State Auditor Monica J. Lindeen (D), and Cory Stapleton, former Montana Senator in SD 27 (R).

Filing for Monica Lindeen’s State Auditor office is Lindeen’s Chief Legal Counsel Jesse Laslovich (D) and HD 38’s Matt Rosendale (R).

For Attorney General, incumbent Tim Fox (R) faces Larry Jent (D), former Montana Representative in HD’s 29 and 64 as well as current Senator in SD 32.

Montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau (D) will be running against incumbent Ryan Zinke (R) for Montana’s lone U.S. Representative spot.

Running for Juneau’s office will be elementary school teacher from Helena Melissa Romano (D), and HD 53’s Elsie Arntzen (R).

Non-partisan offices for the Supreme Court will also be on the ballot. Mike McGrath will be the single candidate for Montana Supreme Court Chief Justice. For a full term Montana Supreme Court Justice (#3)There are three candidates: Dirk Sandefur, Kristen Juras and Eric Mills. For Justice #6, an unexpired term, Jim Shea is the lone person on the ballot.

Along with all of the offices up for grabs, an important issue for Valley County is also on the ballot. It is a levy for construction, maintenance and improvements of public highways in Valley County. If approved, county commissioners are authorized to make a levy of 10 mills per year, for 10 years, on the taxable value of all property within the county subject to taxation. The approximate cost of the levy would be $21.60 on a home with a $100,000 market value and $43.20 on a home with a $200,000 market value.

For more information on the Montana Primary, visit, or call the Clerk of Court office at 228-6220.


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