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Kelly garners second term as mayor; Voters say no to chickens

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Cascade County 11:35 am

You could call it a landslide victory for Mayor Bob Kelly.  Tuesday night he earned 9,881 votes to retain his seat.  Challenger Spencer Galloway garnered just 2,951.  

The race for city commissioner was a tight one all night however 2 clear winners emerged by midnight.  Final numbers show Mary Sheehy Moe and Owen Robinson will take over the 2 seats available.  Moe,  a former state senator,  had the second most votes with 7,157 and Robinson, who at one point trailed Moe took over the lead with 7,618.  

Two other city commissioner candidates came in third and fourth respectively  Ricky Tryon with 6,432 and Fred Burow 2,336

County voters are not ready to hand over more money for the Cascade Economic Development levy.  This would have authorized the county commission to levy up to 3 mills annually potentially bring in higher wage/non-governmental jobs.  Overwhelmingly voters said no to this proposal with 11,749 votes against/5,977 votes for.

Great Falls voters also said no to another hotly contested issue.  One that would allow urban chickens inside city limits.  While the results are much closer, in this case, voters still said no to Backyard Hens with a 6,646 against/6.040 for.


Cascade County 11:50pm:

We haven't received any new numbers from the Cascade County Elections Office. 

For the final numbers make sure to check in with us tomorrow morning and tune into Wake Up Montana for the latest.


Cascade County 9:52pm:

More results coming in from the Cascade County Elections Office.  No change in the race for mayor as Bob Kelly takes a commanding lead.

The race for city commissioner has become much tighter with Rick Tryon gaining ground on Mary Moe and Owen Robinson.

As for the ballot issues, more yes votes are coming in for the urban chickens while it looks like the Economic Development Mill Levy isn't gaining much ground and doesn't look to pass.


Cascade County 8:34pm

Incumbent Mayor Bob Kelly takes an early lead on Spencer Galloway by more than 6600 votes

As of now, Mary Sheehy Moe and Owen Robinson are leading the commissioner race with Ricky Tryon and Fred Burow trailing respectively

Issues on the ballots include allowing Urban Chickens inside city limits and the Economic Development Mill Levy.  Preliminary results are as follows:
Urban Chickens:
Yes 5335
No 6012

Economic Development Mill Levy:
Yes 5404
No 10,530


We'll have full Cascade County Elections results posted here as soon as they're available.   Results are expected to come in around 8:00pm

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