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Voters Approve Gallatin County Rest Home Mill Levy, Carlson re-elected

Editor’s Note: This article was last updated with unofficial preliminary results posted by the Gallatin County Elections Department on November 9 at 4:37 p.m.

Local voters on Tuesday, November 8 approved the Gallatin County Rest Home Mill Levy. In unofficial preliminary results from the Gallatin County Elections Department, the Gallatin County Rest Home Mill Levy passed by a total of 26,647 to 15,958. The Nine mills will raise at the fiscal year 2022 value, $3,933,459 annually. For Gallatin County taxpayers, the estimated annual tax increase per $100,000 assessed property value is $12.15.

County voters also decided to vote in favor of Medical Marijuana and Non-Medical Marijuana Excise Taxes. The Medical Marijuana Excise Tax was passed with a vote total of 23,774 to 19,400. The Non-Medical Excise Tax was passed by a vote of 32,046 to 11,371. The Gallatin County Commissioners voted earlier this not to accept the results of the 3% local-option excise taxes passing on June 7 due to an administrative error dealing with state law regarding a notice of election needing to be posted 45 days before the vote and 30 days before the election. The commissioners also moved forward with putting the measures on the November ballot.

Incumbent Republican Jennifer Carlson was victorious in the unofficial results in Montana House District 69.

Carlson received 3,414 votes, defeating Democratic challenger Rocky Hamilton with 1,506 votes. Libertarian candidate Carl Mohler Jr. received a total of 122 votes.

In the race for Gallatin County Clerk, incumbent Democrat Eric Semerad defeated Republican Marla Davis, 23,035 to 19,834.

There were several races yet to be determined in Gallatin County. In the latest update, Democrat Jennifer Boyer is up in the race for County Commissioner in District 2, having a lead over Republican challenger Joe Flynn, 22,961 to 20,050.

Incumbent Republican County Attorney Marty Lambert was leading Democratic challenger Audrey Cromwell by a vote of 21,584 to 21,330. In the race for Superintendent of Schools, Democratic Challenger John Nielsen was leading incumbent Republican Matthew Henry by a vote of 21,455 to 21,221. In the race for Treasurer/Assessor, Republican Maureen Horton was leading Democrat Charli Martin-Heavrin, 21,799 to 20,278.

In unofficial results from Broadwater County, Lindsey Richtmyer will be the new District 2 County Commissioner, defeating incumbent Michael Delger by a vote of 1,859 to 1,322.

Nick Rauser will be the new Broadwater County Sheriff. He defeated Josh Peters by a vote of 2,546 to 638.

In Montana House District 70, incumbent Republican Julie Dooling defeated Democrat Jon Jackson by a vote of 2,750 to 598.