Yellowstone County Commissioner John Ostlund, a Republican, won re-election with a commanding lead over Democrat opponent Jim Ronquillo in Tuesday’s general election.
Jim Ronquillo talks with the Gazette's editorial board on why he should be elected to Yellowstone County Commissioner.
Every two years, Yellowstone County voters choose one commissioner to serve a six-year term on the three-member commission. Being commissioner in Montana’s most populous county is a big job with a relatively long term and the power of being one of three decision makers.
My visions and priorities for Yellowstone County are as follows:
In his bid for re-election, Yellowstone County Commissioner John Ostlund, a Republican, ticks off a list of highlights he says showcase a well-managed county — a $100 million budget, little debt and a AA+ bond rating, which is the second highest possible.
“We are not going to power our nation,” congressional candidate Ryan Zinke told the 700 or so people attending Saturday’s Coal Appreciation Day, “on pixie dust and hope.”
It’s good to have choices.
Former Billings City Councilman Jim Ronquillo filed Thursday to run for Yellowstone County commissioner.
When Ed Ulledalen, Jim Ronquillo and Mark Astle first joined the Billings City Council, the city had fewer than 100,000 residents.
Billings Mayor Tom Hanel won an overwhelming re-election victory in Tuesday’s municipal election, according to final but unofficial results.
I am writing on behalf of Mike Yakawich, who is running for City Council Ward 1. As you know, this is the ward I served you for eight years. It has been my honor and pleasure to serve you. I thank you for all the years of support you gave me.
Depending on which ward you live in, races for the Billings City Council this fall will be either quite lively or almost nonexistent.
Amid all the stagecraft and campaign dressing, it was a moment of genuine emotion that launched the Yes For Kids campaign.
The Billings City Council sided with two groups of neighbors Monday night in shooting down a zone change and a special review request from developers.
Magic City Blues organizer Tim Goodridge, center right, with Billings City Councilman Jim Ronquillo, far left, Shepherd High School music director Kari Drange, center left, and Magic City Blues site coordinator Sheena Rice, right, in the gazebo at South Park.
A last-week flurry of filings has given Billings voters choices of candidates for the Nov. 5 city elections. That’s good news for our growing city. When more of us participate in our government, more perspectives are heard, public issues are debated and better informed decisions are made.
The Billings City Council race is suddenly looking rather crowded.
Three more candidates have filed to run in the Billings City Council election, which now has three contested races.
Angelo Bianco has withdrawn from the race for a Ward 1 seat on the Billings City Council.