Ballots have been mailed for the Billings City Council primary races. Get to know the candidates in your ward by reading their responses to The Gazette's candidate questionnaire.
Here are the questions The Gazette posed to each candidate:
1. What is the most important issue for residents of your city ward and what will you do to address it if elected?
2. The city’s annual budget is being balanced by using reserve funds for a portion of police and fire department costs, but this funding is unsustainable after next year. What should the City Council do to ensure adequate public safety services for Billings’ future?
3. What are your priorities for Billings’ city parks, trails and public lands? How will you work for those priorities on the council?
4. What role should city government play in promoting economic development?
Ballots must be voted and returned to the elections office no later than Sept. 10 to be counted.