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2010

MID-TERM ELECTION 2010 On Tuesday, Nov. 2, voters across the nation will go to the polls to fill — or reinstate — positions in Congress, state, county and city governement. While no top spots are up for election this year — president, governor, etc. — a number of other races that could tip the political scales in the nation and in the state. In Montana, voters will find their ballots topped by a race for its lone U.S. House of Representatives seat and a couple of state Supreme Court spots, as well as races to represent districts in the state Legislature. State voters will also be asked to decide on three hotly contested initiatives: CI-105 is a constitutional initiative to amend the state Constitution to prohibit state or local governments from imposing any new tax on transactions that sell or transfer real property; I-161 asks voters to abolishing outfitter-sponsored hunting licenses; I-164 would cap the interest rate charged by payday lenders at 36 percent. In Butte-Silver Bow, local ballots will include seven races for Council of Commissioners as well as two justice of the peace contests. In this special election section, The Standard offers voters sample ballots for Butte-Silver Bow as well as outlying counties. It gives voters a preview of what to expect at the polls. We’ve included a little information on the candidates in some of the races, although space limits prevented us from covering all of them. Of the 4,200 absentee ballots mailed to Butte-Silver Bow voters, about 2,200 have been returned, or just over half. Voters may also drop off their ballots on Election Day at the courthouse, 155 W. Granite, or the Civic Center, 1340 Harrison Ave., between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Polls are open at the Civic Center as well as Ramsay from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and from noon to 8 p.m. in Divide, Melrose and Rocker.

U.S. House a 3-way race Dennis McDonald

Denny Rehberg

Office sought: U.S. House. Political party: Democrat. Age: 66. Birthdate and place: Jan. 1, 1944, Salina, Kan. Started living in Montana part time in 1972 when he bought a ranch and has lived here full time since 1988. Home: Melville in Sweet Grass County. Occupation: Rancher here since 1972, initially part time, and full time since 1988. Family: Wife Sharon and four children: Kelly 31, working at the family ranch; Courtney, 26, completing her doctorate in sociology from the University of Colorado; Casey, 25, working at the ranch; and Clay, 22, completing his bachelor's degree in engineering at Montana State University. Education: Graduated from South Lake Tahoe High School in Nevada in1961; received bachelor's degree in psychology, California State University at Hayward, 1965; received law degree from San Francisco Law School, 1970. After graduating from law school, he was an international law clerk at the Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands and clerked for the World Court in the Hague. Past employment: Lawyer in northern California, 1971-88. Military: None. Political experience: Chairman of Montana Democratic Party, 2005-09; member of International Trade Advisory Council, appointed by President Bill Clinton and reappointed by President George W. Bush. Other organizations: Organizer and helped re-found the Montana Cattlemen's association about in 1998; organizer, founder and director of R-Calf and U.S. Cattlemen's Association; volunteer firefighter, Melville; organizer, founder, president, Montana Cattlemen’s Association Foundation for Charitable and Education Endeavors; organizer, founder of Beef on Every Plate program; vice president, Sweet Grass County Farm Bureau Foundation. Campaign Web site: http://www.mcdonald4congress.com/

Office sought: U.S. House of Representatives. Salary: $174,000. Political party: Republican. Age: 54. Birth date and place: Oct. 5, 1955, Billings. Home: Billings. Occupation: Congressman. Family: Wife, Jan, and three children, A.J., Katie and Elsie. Education: Graduate of Billings West High School, 1973, and Washington State University, 1977. Past employment: Legislative assistant, Congressman Ron Marlenee, 1979-1982; rancher, 1982-present; lieutenant governor, 1991-1997; congressman, 2001-present. Since winning election to Congress, Rehberg has been out of the day-to-day business of ranching. Military: None. Political experience: Representative, Montana House, 1985-1990; lieutenant governor, 1991-1997; campaign manager, Friends of Conrad Burns, 1988; candidate, U.S. Senate, 1996; congressman, 2001-present. Campaign website: www.dennyre hberg.com. Key endorsements: The National Rifle Association, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas and National Federation of Independent Business.

Mike Fellows Office sought: U.S. House of Representatives. Political party: Libertarian. Age: 52. Birth date and place: Declined to say. Home: Missoula. Occupation: Video communications. Family: Single. Education: Graduate of Havre High School, 1976; received bachelor's degree in radio television, University of Montana, 1988. Past employment: Hospital orderly. Military: Army Reserves. Political experience: Current chairman of Montana Libertarian Party. Also has served on the Libertarian Party's national committee. Serves as Montana coordinator for the

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Fully Informed Jury Association. Has lost races for U.S. House since 2002, for secretary of state in 2000 and for Legislature in the 1990s. Campaign website: VoteFellows.org. Key endorsements: Boston Tea Party; National Libertarian Party.

DON DAVIS

FOR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE • Actively involved in community groups that work toward a better community. • Dedicated to Fairness, Equality and Timely Service of the Court. For the past several months, my family and I have worked hard to earn your confidence and vote. We were diligent with our absentee mailings and we enjoyed visiting with many of you during our door to door campaign. Thank you for your many words of encouragement and support for the need for change in the Justice Court.

Please consider me when casting your vote and allow my experience and community involvement to continue serving the people of Butte-Silver Bow!

Vote Don Davis - Justice of the Peace Paid for by Don Davis for Justice of the Peace, Michelle Davis Secretary, 555 Edison, Butte, MT 59703


Butte-Silver Bow

COUNTY COMMISSION RACES DISTRICT 1 Incumbent Glen G. Granger faces challenger Travis Johnson for the District 1 seat on the Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners. Johnson declined a request to complete a candidate questionnaire.

Glen G. Granger Address: 83 Burning Tree Lane Age: 53 Occupation: Chief juvenile probation officer, 21 years Education: University of Montana-Western Family status: Wife, Linda, and two children, Peter and Kaydee

2010 DISTRICT 2 Guy Quam Age: 39 Address: 3403 Neighborly Lane Occupation: Business owner , state of Montana master plumber Work experience: Mechanical contractor 22 years, volunteer fireman 17 years, youth sports volunteer coach 20 years Education: High school graduate; trade school 5 years Family status: Married 13 years with children

Sheryl Ralph Age: 43 Address: 3203 State St. Occupation: Financial manager, Port of Montana Work experience: Port since 1993. Previously manager of Hero’s restaurants in Butte and Salt Lake City. Education: Bachelor of science degree, business administration, MSU Billings Family status: Two daughters

DISTRICT 5

DISTRICT 7

DISTRICT 9

Dennis Henderson

Lou Parrett

Dan Foley

Age: 64 Occupation: Retired business owner Education: Butte High graduate, U.S. Army Military Police Academy Family: Wife, Diane, children Dana and Marty and grandchildren Haley and Kade Political experience: Four years Butte School District 1 Board of Trustees including one year as chairman and one year as vice chairman Work experience: U.S. Army Military Police K-9 Unit 1964-1966; Vietnam Veteran, 1st Calvary Division; Montana Army National Guard, 1966-1968; owner A-1 Ambulance, 1972-1982; owner P.J. (Phil Judd’s Sports), 1982-1992; owner, Winter Garden Bowling Center, 1993-2005.

Address: 1033 Hobson Age: 62 Occupation: Retired Work experience: 25 years teaching in Butte, two years teaching at Western Montana College Education: Master’s degree in education Family status: Married to Cheryl; daughters, Darcy and Lauri; granddaughters, Norah and Eliza

Charlie O’Leary Age: 59 Address: 3060 Beeftrail Road Occupation: Manager of Staghorn Ranch and Rentals Work experience: 19 years on the Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners, recently appointed to the Urban Forestry Board, and current member of the Southwest Montana Resource Advisory Council Education: Bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana Family status: married with two adult children

David ‘Bud’ Walker Age: 58 Address: 2011 Warren Ave Occupation: Real estate broker, driver for Special Education in School District 1 Work experience: Albertsons Inc, 1968-1975, Bob & Joes Wholesale, 1975- 1994, Mile High Beverage 1994-1998, Realtor 1996-to present. Knights of Columbus Insurance, 1998-2001, School District 1, 1998-to present, Council of Commissioners District 7, 2003-2006, small business owner 1996 to present. Education: Graduate of Butte High School, attended Montana Tech and the University of Montana. Connole-Morton Real Estate and Insurance School, G.R.I.

Age: 44 Address: 910 W. Porphyry Occupation: Teacher Work experience: Council of Commissioners, Dist. 9, 2007-present; teacher, RYO Correctional Facility, 2002-present; teacher, Riverside Correctional Facility, Boulder, 2000-02; youth probation officer, Butte youth court, 1998-2000; teacher, Butte Central High, 1992-98; youth counselor, Human Resource Council, summers 1991-1998; campaign organizer, 1990 Max Baucus Senatorial campaign; Montana Tech Legislative intern, 1989. Education: Bachelor of science, secondary education-social studies, Western Montana College 1992; bachelor of science, public policy, Montana Tech, 1989 Family: Three boys, Ryan, 15, Sean and Kevin, 12

Chris Curran Age: 27 Address: 1208 Britania Occupation: CPA; certified internal auditor Work experience: Senior internal auditor, North-Western Energy, 2006-present; Anderson ZurMuehlen & Co., P.C. 2001–06 Education: Master of professional accountancy, Montana State University; bachelor of science, business information and technology, accounting option, Montana Tech Family status: Married

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BUTTE-SILVER BOW SAMPLE BALLOT SILVER BOW COUNTY GENERAL ELECTION SAMPLE BALLOT Instructions to voters To vote, blacken the oval completely. An oval blackened completely to the left of the candidate or ballot issue choice indicates a vote for that candidate or a vote on the ballot issue. To write in a name, blacken the oval to the left of the line provided, and write-in the name (or affix a pre-printed label) in the space(s) for the write-in the candidate(s) for whom you wish to vote. DO NOT CROSS OUT. If you make a mistake or change your mind, exchange your ballot for a new one. THIS IS A SAMPLE BALLOT: Not all ballots will have the complete list of state legislators or commissioners. It depends on the county, the party you’re voting for and the district you live in.

FEDERAL AND STATE For United States Representative (vote for one) ❍ Dennis McDonald (Democrat) ❍ Denny Rehberg (Republican) ❍ Mike Fellows (Libertarian) ❍ __________Write-in SUPREME COURT JUSTICE #4 FULL TERM (vote for one, no party designation) ❍ Beth Baker ❍ Nels Swandal ❍_______________ Write-in SUPREME COURT JUSTICE #2 UNEXPIRED TERM (vote for one oval) Shall Justice #2 Mike Wheat of the Supreme Court of the state of Montana be retained in office for another term? Fill in the oval before the word “YES” if you wish the official to remain in

office. Fill in the oval before the word “NO” if you do not wish the official to remain in office. ❍ YES ❍ NO

DISTRICT 2 (vote for one) ❍ Sheryl Ralph ❍ Guy L. Quam ❍ ___________Write-in

FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DIST. 73 (vote for one) ❍ Pat Noonan (Democrat) ❍ Rachel Roberts (Republican ❍ _______________Write-in

DISTRICT 5 (vote for one) ❍ Charlie O’Leary ❍ Dennis Henderson ❍ ________________Write-in

FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DIST. 74 (vote for one) ❍ Bob Brock (Democrat) ❍ Max Yates (Republican) ❍_______________Write-in

DISTRICT 7 (vote for one) ❍ Lou Parrett ❍ David “BUD” Walker ❍ Write-in_________________

FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DIST. 75 (vote for one) ❍ Edith (Edie) McClafferty (Democrat) ❍______________Write-in

DISTRICT 9 (vote for one) ❍ Chris Curran ❍ Dan Foley ❍ Write-in_________________

FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DIST. 76 (vote for one) ❍ Jon Sesso (Democrat) ❍ ________________ Write-in

DISTRICT 10 (vote for one) ❍ Patrick Schwarz ❍ William Andersen ❍ Write-in_________________

COUNTY FOR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE COURT #1 (vote for one, no party) ❍ Debra Darragh Williams ❍ Lorene M. Brady ❍_________________Write-in FOR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE COURT #2 (vote for one, no party) ❍ Bob Lee ❍ Don W. Davis ❍_________________Write-in COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (no party designation) DISTRICT 1 (vote for one) ❍ Glen G. Granger ❍ Travis Johnson ❍__________________Write-in

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DISTRICT 11 (vote for one) ❍ Cindi Shaw ❍ Dan W. Harrington ❍ Write-in_________________

CONSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVE NO. 105 (vote in one oval) A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROPOSED BY INITIATIVE PETITION There is no existing state or local tax on transactions that sell or transfer real property in Montana. CI 105 amends the Montana Constitution to prohibit state or local governments from imposing any new tax on

transactions that sell or transfer real property, such as residential homes, apartments, condominiums, townhouses, farms, ranches, land, and commercial property, after January 1, 2010. ❍ FOR amending the Montana Constitution to prohibit state or local governments from imposing any new tax on transactions that sell or transfer real property. ❍ AGAINST amending the Montana Constitution to prohibit state or local governments from imposing any new tax on transactions that sell or transfer real property. INITIATIVE NO. 161 (vote in one oval) A LAW PROPOSED BY INITIATIVE PETITION I-161 revises the laws related to nonresident big game and deer hunting licenses. It abolishes outfitter-sponsored nonresident big game and deer combination licenses, replacing the 5,500 outfitter-sponsored big game licenses with 5,500 additional general nonresident big game licenses. It also increases the nonresident big game combination license fee from $628 to $897 and the nonresident deer combination license fee from $328 to $527. It provides for future adjustments of these fees for inflation. The initiative allocates a share of the proceeds from these nonresident hunting license fees to provide hunting access and preserve and restore habitat. I-161 increases state revenues over the next four years by an estimated $700,000 annually for hunting access and an estimated $1.5 million annually for habitat preservation and restoration, assuming that all nonresident hunting licenses are sold. It also increases general nonresident hunting license revenues by inflation. ❍ FOR abolishing outfitter-

sponsored hunting licenses, replacing outfitter-sponsored big game licenses with nonresident licenses, increasing nonresident license fees, and increasing funding for hunting access and habitat. ❍ AGAINST abolishing outfittersponsored hunting licenses, replacing outfitter-sponsored big game licenses with nonresident licenses, increasing nonresident license fees, and increasing funding for hunting access and habitat. INITIATIVE NO. 164 (vote for one oval) A LAW PROPOSED BY INITIATIVE PETITION Under Montana law, deferred deposit (payday) lenders may charge fees equaling one-fourth of the loan, which, as an annual interest rate could range from 300 percent to 650 percent. Title lenders may charge similar interest rates. I-164 reduces the interest, fees, and charges that payday lenders, title lenders, retail installment lenders, and consumer loan licensees may charge to an annual interest rate of 36 percent. It prohibits businesses from structuring other transactions to avoid the rate limit. It also revises statutes applicable to pawn brokers and junk dealers. I-164 reduces the licenses and examination fee revenue paid to the State because certain lenders may not renew their licenses. ❍ FOR reducing the annual interest, fees, and charges payday, title, and retail installment lenders and consumer loan licensees may charge on loans to 36 percent. ❍ AGAINST reducing the annual interest, fees, and charges payday, title, and retail installment lenders and consumer loan licensees may charge on loans to 36 percent.


SAMPLE BALLOTS BY COUNTY Anaconda-Deer Lodge County

property to provide county financial support for recreational, educational and other activities of the elderly pursuant to Section 7-16101 MCA. If passed said ballot measure shall be in effect for two years.

FOR STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 43 (vote for one) ❍ Gene Vuckovich (Democrat) ❍ Jonathan L. Arnold (Republican) ❍ Write-in_____________________

❍ FOR levying one mill ❍ AGAINST levying one mill

FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DIST. 85 (vote for one) ❍ Cynthia Hiner (Democrat) ❍ Write-in_____________________ FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DIST. 86 ❍ Kathy Swanson (Democrat) ❍ Write-in_____________________

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (no party designations) FOR DISTRICT 4 (vote for one) ❍ Robert S. Pierce ❍ Write-in_____________________ FOR DISTRICT 5 (vote for one) ❍ Elaine Lux-Burt ❍ Peter Lorello (nominated without party designation) ❍ _____________________ Write-in — FOR CHIEF OF LAW ENFORCEMENT ❍ Tim Barkell ❍ Write-in_____________________ FOR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE (vote for one, no party) ❍ Larry Pahut ❍ John E. “Bobo” Kelly ❍ Write-in_____________________ LIBRARY LEVY Shall Anaconda-Deer Lodge County levy 3 mills above the statutory library mills providing for the operation of the Hearst Free Library as allowed by Section 22-1-304 MCA. If passed said ballot measure shall be in effect for two years. ❍ FOR levying an additional three mills ❍ AGAINST levying an additional three mills A LEVY TO FUND RECREATIONAL EDUCATION, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES OF THE ELDERLY Shall Anaconda-Deer Lodge County levy one (1) mill on each dollar of taxable

A LEVY TO FUND SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Shall Anaconda-Deer Lodge County levy one (1) mill on each dollar of taxable property to provide county financial support for special transportation services for senior citizens and persons with disabilities, pursuant to Section 7-14-111 MCA. If passed said ballot measure shall be in effect for two years. ❍ FOR levying one mill ❍ AGAINST levying one mill

Beaverhead County FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DIST. 72 ❍ Jeffrey W. Welborn

COUNTY FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER DIST. 2 ❍ Michael J. McGinley (Republican) ❍ Write-in_____________________ FOR COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER ❍ Debbie Scott (Republican) ❍ Write-in_____________________ FOR SHERIFF ❍ Jay T. Hansen (Republican) ❍ Write-in_____________________ FOR CORONER ❍ Ron Briggs ❍ Write-in_____________________ FOR COUNTY ATTORNEY ❍ Jed C. Fitch ❍ Write-in _____________________ FOR COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS ❍ Linda M. Marsh (Republican) ❍ Write-in_____________________ FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR ❍ Paul Pilgrim ❍ Write-in______________________

FOR COUNTY TREASURER/ASSESSOR ❍ Cathy Hucke ❍ Write-in_______________________ FOR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE Shall Justice of the Peace Candy L. Hoerning of the Justice Court of Beaverhead County of the state of Montana be retained in office for another term? Fill in the oval before the word “YES” if you wish the official to remain in office. Fill in the oval before the word “NO” if you do not wish the official to remain in office. ❍ YES ❍ NO

Granite County FOR STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 43 ❍ Jonathan L. Arnold (Republican) ❍ Gene Vuckovich (Democrat) FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DIST. 86 ❍ Kathy Swanson (Democrat) ❍ Write-in_______________________

COUNTY FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER (vote for one) ❍ Scott C. Adler (Republican) ❍ Write-in_____________________ FOR CLERK AND RECORDER /ASSESSOR (vote for one) ❍ Blanch McClure (Republican) ❍ Write-in_____________________ FOR SHERIFF/CORONER (vote for one) ❍ Stephen T. Immenschuh (Republican) ❍ Write-in_____________________ FOR COUNTY ATTORNEY ❍ Christopher G. Miller (Republican) ❍ Write-in_____________________ FOR SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS (vote for one) ❍ Jo Ann Husbyn (Republican) ❍ Write-in_____________________ FOR COUNTY TREASURER ❍ Vicki Harding (Democrat) ❍ Write-in_____________________ FOR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE (vote for one) ❍ Debbie E. Fratzke ❍ James W. “Jim” Adie ❍ Write-in_____________________

BALLOT ISSUES NEW FIRE HALL MILL LEVY (vote in one oval) A proposal to the electors of the Town of Philipsburg, Montana, for a mill levy to pay for the loan on the new Philipsburg fire hall and certain necessary operating expenses of the fire hall to be levied over a total of twenty (20) years. The dollar amount of this tax levy will be $32,000 per year for fiscal years 2012-2016 and $25,000 per year for fiscal years 2017-2031. Total amount of $535,000 over the 20 year period. The estimated annual increase in taxes per year for the first five (5) years (20122016) will be $43.21 for a residence valued at $100,000 and $86.49 for a residence valued at $200,000 (based on 2009 year market values). The estimated annual increase in taxes for the next fifteen (15) years (2017-2031) will be $33.76 for a residence valued at $100,000 and $67.57 for a residence valued at $200,000 (based on 2009 year market values). ❍ FOR the levy ❍ AGAINST the levy

Jefferson County FOR STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 39 (vote for one) ❍ Terry L. Murphy (Republican) ❍ Jill Cohenour (Democrat) ❍ Write-in_____________________ FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DIST. 71 ❍ Bob Wagner (Republican) ❍ Write-in_____________________ FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DIST. 77 (vote for one) ❍ Alan Hale (Republican) ❍ Sheila Hogan (Democrat)

COUNTY FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1 (vote for one, no party) ❍ Leonard Wortman ❍ Barbara Sunderland FOR COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER/ASSESSOR/SURVEYOR ❍ Bonnie Ramey (no party designation) FOR SHERIFF/CORONER (vote for one, no party) ❍ Craig Doolittle ❍ Kevin Bruney

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Jefferson ballot ... Continued from Page 5 FOR COUNTY ATTORNEY / PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR (vote for one, no party) ❍ Matt Johnson ❍ Deborah F. Butler FOR COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS ❍ Garry A. Pace (no party designation) FOR COUNTY TREASURER ❍ Patty O’Neill (no party designation) FOR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE (vote in one oval) Shall Justice of the Peace Dennis H. Giulio of Jefferson County of the state of Montana be retained in office for another term? Fill in the oval before the word “YES” if you wish the official to remain in office. Fill in the oval before the word “NO” if you do not wish the official to remain in office. ❍ YES ❍ NO

Madison County FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DIST. 71 ❍ Bob Wagner (Republican) ❍ Write-in_____________________

COUNTY FOR CLERK OF DISTRICT COURT (vote for one, no party) ❍ Karen J. Miller ❍ Bundy K. Bailey ❍ Write-in_____________________ FOR CLERK AND RECORDER ❍ Peggy Kaatz Stemler (no party) ❍ Write-in_____________________ FOR SHERIFF ❍ David J. Schenk (no party) ❍ Write-in_____________________ FOR COUNTY ATTORNEY ❍ Chris Christensen (no party designation) FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER DIST. 2 (vote for one, no party designation) ❍ Dan A. Happel ❍ Ronald E. Nye ❍ Ty Cobb ❍ Evan O’Gannon

FOR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE (vote for one, no party) ❍ Chris Tenny ❍ Maryann O’Malley

Powell County FOR STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 42 ❍ Dave Lewis (Republican) ❍ Write-in_____________________ FOR STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 43 (vote for one) ❍ Jonathan L. Arnold (Republican) ❍ Gene Vuckovich (Democrat) ❍ Write-in _____________________ FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DIST. 17 (vote for one) ❍ Mike Henning (Democrat) ❍ Christy Clark (Republican) ❍ Write-in _____________________ FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DIST. 84 (vote for one) ❍ Ron Vandevender (Libertarian) ❍ Mike Miller (Republican) ❍ Write-in _____________________ FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DIST. 85 ❍ Cynthia Hiner (Democrat) ❍ Write-in_____________________

COUNTY FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER DIST. 2 ❍ Ralph E. (Rem) Mannix (Republican) FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER DIST. 3 ❍ Donna Young (Republican) FOR COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER ❍ Diane S. Grey (Republican) FOR SHERIFF ❍ Scott Howard (Republican) FOR CORONER ❍ John M. Pohle (Republican) FOR COUNTY ATTORNEY ❍ Lewis K. Smith (Republican FOR COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS ❍ Julius R. (Jules) Waber (Democrat) FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR ❍ Write-in_____________________

FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER DIST. 3 (vote for one, no party) ❍ David A. Germann ❍ James P. Hart

FOR COUNTY TREASURER ❍ Lisa D. Smith (Republican)

FOR TREASURER / SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS / ASSESSOR ❍ Shelly Burke (no party designation)

FOR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE (vote for one, no party designation) ❍ David C. Williamson ❍ Joanne Nelson

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Baker, Swandal vie for Supreme Court Beth Baker

Nels Swandal

Office sought: Montana Supreme Court justice. Office salary: $113,964. Age: 48. Birth date and place: Nov. 29, 1961, Spokane, Wash. Home: Helena. Occupation: Attorney in private practice. Family: Husband Tim. Education: Graduate of Lewis and Clark High School, Spokane, Wash., 1979; bachelor’s degree in speech communications, University of Washington, 1982; law degree from University of Montana, 1985. Past employment: 2000-present, attorney with law firm Hughes, Kellner, Sullivan and Alke in Helena; 1989-2000, attorney at Montana Department of Justice, including four years as chief deputy attorney general; 1985-1989, law clerk for U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell of Helena. Military: None. Political experience: None.

Office sought: Montana Supreme Court justice. Office salary: $113,964. Age: 57. Birth date and place: May 29, 1953, Livingston. Home: Wilsall. Occupation: State district judge. Family: Wife Debra, one daughter, two sons (who are deceased). Education: Wilsall High School graduate, 1971; bachelor’s degree in government, Montana State University, 1975; law degree from University of Montana, 1978. Past employment: 1995-present, state district judge for 6th Judicial District (Sweet Grass and Park counties); 1983-1994, Park County attorney; 1983-1994, attorney in private practice in Livingston. Military: U.S. Army, 1978-1981; U.S. Army Reserves, 1981-1987; 1988-2008, Montana Army National Guard. Retired at rank of colonel. Political experience: Park County attorney, 1983-1994; state district judge, 1995-present.

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WILLIAMS VS. BRADY

Debra Darragh Williams

Lorena Brady

Address: 2206 Massachusetts, Butte Age: 56 Occupation: Justice of the Peace Education: Butte Central High School, Montana Law Enforcement Academy, 400 hours Criminal Justice Education

Age: 35 Address: 226 W. Silver, Butte Occupation: Supervisor for New Directions Youth Services working with severely emotionally disturbed children, and a property manager for Dryden Properties. Education: Butte High School graduate, bachelor of science in criminal justice, g raduated magna cum laude

DAVIS VS. LEE

Don W. Davis

Robert E. "Bob" Lee

Age: 57 Address: 555 Edison St. Occupation: Substitute engineer, School District No. 1 Education: Butte High School and Montana Law Enforcement Academy

Age: Not provided Address: 128 Low Occupation: Justice of the peace Education: Graduated from Montana Law Enforcement Academy, Boys' Central High School

ANACONDA JP: PAHUT VS. KELLY

Larry S. Pahut

John “Bobo” Kelly

Age: 60 Occupation: Counselor tech, WATCh Program Education: Three years at Carroll College, focus on psychology and sociology, multiple corrections and addictions courses. Family: Wife of 35 years, Betsy; daughters, Amy Jo and Brandee Lyn, and six grandchildren

Age: 58 Address: 309 W 7th St. Occupation: Retired adult probation/parole officer Education: Anaconda Central High, class of 1970; Montana State University, 1981, bachelor of science in film and TV; 1972-1976, Air Force, security police sergeant, honorable discharge. Family: Spouse , Karen Kelly; daughter, Elizabeth Kelly, 24, and son, Conor Kelly, 22

Elect John E.

“Bobo” Kelly Justice of the Peace

I pledge to administer Justice efficiently, according to the Law, with Respect and Fairness. Retired Adult Probation & Parole Officer, Veteran U.S.A.F.

Experience in the Criminal Justice System Paid for by Kelly for Justice of the Peace, Mary Pat Tuss, Treasurer, 414 Richards, Anaconda MT 59711

DISTRICT 11 Cindi Shaw Age: 62 Address: 211 W. Quartz St. Occupation: County commissioner, Dist. 11, chairman, judiciary committee Work experience: 20 years, legal investigator 10 years historian Education: University of Illinois, Champaign, Carthage College, Racine, Wis. Family status: married, Bill Shaw

Dan Harrington Age: 71 Occupation: Retired teacher and state legislator Education: Bachelor of science degree in education, Western Montana College, Dillon Family: Wife. Pat; children, Kathleen, Dan and Kevin; six grandchildren Political experience: Delegate to Montana State Constitutional Convention; Montana House of Representatives 1976-2001; state Senate 2001-2008. Work experience: Teacher, Butte School District, 1961-1997.

VOTRE FO

Age: 35 Address: 503 W. Mercury Occupation: Computer software architect Work experience: More than 12 years working as a state of Montana employee, five years as a private consultant for states Education: Associates degrees, Helena College of Technology, University of Montana, Helena Family status: Wife, Christine Schwarz, 33; daughter, Ciera Schwarz, 15; sons, Joseph Schwarz, 13, and Oren Schwarz, 12

Bill Andersen Age: 37 Address: 536 W. Broadway Occupation: Works at Acadia as a mental health associate Work experience: Pollution testing and monitoring, U.S. Army, retail business and School District No. 1 Education: Butte Central High School, junior standing at Montana Tech Family status: Single

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Contested state house races Bob Brock, Dist 73

Max Yates, Dist 73

Age: 28 Address: 2912 State St. Party: Democrat Occupation: (2005Present) Membership development, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Work experience: From 2003 to 2005, during the summers, worked with a consortium of local organizations including Mainstreet Uptown Butte, National Affordable Housing Network, and Habitat for Humanity. During the school years, worked through college as a night custodian at the university. Education: Butte public schools, graduating Butte High 2001. Bachelor's degrees in history and political science from the University of Montana in 2005. Taken continuing education courses in workforce development, public policy, labor relations, etc. Family status: Single. Parents are Bob Sr. and Rose in Butte; brother Brian and his wife Jessi are in Missoula.

Age: 47 Address: Standby Creek Road, Butte Party: Republican Occupation: Owner and general manager of Yates Body Shop Work experience: Operated Yates Body Shop for 28 years. Have myself performed all areas of labor within the operation, including running tow trucks. Presently providing employment and benefits for some 20 people. Board member and past president, Montana Collision Repair Specialists, a statewide organization of a national affiliation. Education: Butte High graduate 1981. Learned basic collision repair and paint techniques from my father, George, and brother, Bill. Over the years I have added advanced technical and business skills through numerous industry-related management and trade courses. Family status: Married 28 years to wife, Lisa, three grown children and three grandchildren.

Rachel Roberts, HD 73

District 73 in 2008 and served in the 61st legislative session. Education: Graduated Ramsay School in 1992, Butte High in 1996. Bachelor’s degree in communications public relations from Carroll College 2000.

Address: P.O. Box 4964, Butte Age: 41 Occupation: Public relations, Montana Family Foundation Work experience: Past 18 years in marketing, public relations and political activities Education: Butte High, Montana Tech, Idaho State University Family status: Single

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Pat Noonan, HD 73 Age: 33 Address: 32 Palmer, Ramsay Family: Married to Jennifer Noonan and have two daughters, Hope, 3, and Haley, 1 Occupation: Work services coordinator for AWARE Inc. Work Experience: Comprehensive school and community treatment service coordinator for several years. A portion of my current job with AWARE is to find or create employment opportunities for folks with disabilities. Political experience: Elected to House

Paid for by Friends of Debra Darragh Williams for Justice of the Peace.

Page 8 THE MONTANA STANDARD, BUTTE, ELECTION GUIDE, OCT. 31, 2010

2010 Voter Guide  

A special publication of The Montana Standard

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