Six newly elected and re-elected Yellowstone County officials took their oaths of office Tuesday morning as 2014 drew to a close. The new terms begin Friday.
Republican Sherry Long maintained an early strong lead to beat Democrat Patty Driscoll in the race for the Yellowstone County treasurer, assessor and superintendent of schools office in Tuesday’s general election.
Montanans must finish voting Tuesday, four weeks after General Election balloting opened. If you are among the 167,000 Montanans who already returned ballots to your county elections office, thanks for keeping democracy alive and well in our state.
Yellowstone County’s incumbent treasurer/assessor/school superintendent generated calls for his resignation because of political and racist statements he made, including some using county email. Max Lenington isn’t seeking re-election.
The race for Yellowstone County treasurer, assessor and superintendent of schools is a match between two political newcomers, both of whom touted their experience as qualifications for the job.
Sherry Long edged out William Selph and two others in a four-way primary battle on the Republican ticket for Yellowstone County treasurer/assessor/superintendent of schools.
It’s good to have choices.
Two Yellowstone County employees filed on Thursday to run for the merged office of county treasurer, a job held by their boss, Max Lenington, who is retiring.