Yellowstone County voters reject most levies, bond issues

2011-05-03T21:20:00Z Yellowstone County voters reject most levies, bond issuesGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
May 03, 2011 9:20 pm  • 

Less than one third of the 10 levies and bond issues put to voters in school districts across Yellowstone County passed on Tuesday evening.

A $50,000 general fund levy in Blue Creek passed with a vote of 425 to 330, while Laurel passed a $1 million bond election 1,727 to 1,035. Voters in the Elysian school district passed a two-year, $250,000 building reserve levy by a vote of 211 to 78.

In Lockwood, a $174,906 general fund levy lost 920-671, a $750,000 building reserve levy dropped 878-699 and a $75,000 technology levy lost 811-784.

A $150,000 general fund levy in Elder Grove fell 522-301.

Voters in Shepherd shot down $52,653 elementary and $57,610 high school levies by votes of 681-320 and 859-445, respectively.

An $8,881 general fund levy in the Pioneer school district failed by a vote of 180-125.

In the Elder Grove district, Lori Kraft and Gary Adams beat Jennifer McKenzie in the SD8 trustee race, with 423 and 400 votes to McKenzie's 246. Lockwood voters elected Don Reed as a trustee over Greg Alan Bochy by 808 votes to 588.

In Shepherd, Jamie Mertz and Russell E. Curry Jr. won the trustee elections with 622 and 418 votes, respectively, over Steve Feuerstein, who had 336. SD52 voters in the Independent district chose Reed Sutton and Cynthia Sparr, with 217 and 209 votes to Korinne Rice's 172, as trustees.



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