Winners and losers in school elections across Yellowstone County

2014-05-06T20:35:00Z 2014-05-06T23:49:06Z Winners and losers in school elections across Yellowstone CountyGazette Staff The Billings Gazette

School board and levy elections were held in districts all across Yellowstone County on Tuesday night. 

Cynthia Sparr and Jeff Moore in the Independent School District, just east of the Heights, won their elections. Sparr led with 207 votes, followed by Moore with 194. 

Finishing last were Craig Allred with 185 votes and Kaethe Perry with 126 votes.

Canyon Creek School District, southwest of Billings, was seeking to pass a general fund levy with voters. The levy lost, 338 no votes to 252 yes votes. 

Laurel placed a $750,000 elementary building reserve levy before voters. It passed with 1,438 yes votes to 1,295 no votes.

It also ran a high school building reserve levy, which also passed with 1,403 yes votes to 1,328 no votes.

Huntely Project School District ran a general fund levy, which voters resoundingly rejected. Tuesday night totals showed the levy failing 406 yes votes to 731 no votes.

The Pioneer School District also sought a general fund mill levy from voters. It lost with 135 yes votes to 159 no votes. 

Red Lodge placed a $24,531 elementary mill levy before voters. It passed 322-167. 

Two trustees, Marci Dye, with 369 votes, and Elise Fouts, with 399 votes, were elected to three-year-terms to the Red Lodge Elementary/High School district board. Donald LaValley got 73 votes. Robert Bilyeu was elected by acclamation for the Red Lodge Outlying High School District trustee position for a three-year term.

In Fallon County, Johanan L. Graham, with 171 votes, and Scott Rabbitt, with 169 votes, won seats on the school board. Kevin J. Dukart had 138 votes, Jon Slagter had 129 and Chris Schell had 90.

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