Gallatin County Voters Approve New Law and Justice Center
3 Elected to Three Forks Council
November 3, 2021
A third time was a charm with voters who approved the funding for a new Gallatin County Law and Justice Center Tuesday night.
After two unsuccessful attempts, the unofficial results from the Tuesday, November 2 election show voters approving the center by a vote of 18,265 to 14,810.
The $29 million bond will pay for the new center, which will house four District Courts, two Justice Courts, Clerks of Court, Youth Court and Probation, Standing Master and Self-Help Law Center, and a public community room.
Previous attempts to fund a new center failed in 2016 and 2018.
Voters in Three Forks also elected two incumbents and one new member to the City Council. Former Mayor and current Councilmember Gene Townsend will retain his seat with 338 votes. Newcomer Brooke McLees had 319 votes, and incumbent George Chancellor finished with 280 votes to both secure their seats on the governing body. Each term is four years.
Alex Blackburn finished with 275 votes.
The new Mayor of Three Forks will be Randy Johnston who was the only candidate to file and won his seat by acclamation. Nancy Todd won a two-year unexpired term on the Council by acclamation.