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Fallon ahead by four votes in county commissioner race

| June 8, 2022 12:30 PM

Jack Fallon holds a razor-thin lead over incumbent Pam Holmquist in the GOP nomination for the sole Flathead County Commission seat up for grabs this year.

With absentee and Election Day ballots counted, Fallon’s total came in at 7,405. Holmquist had 7,401 votes.

Former Kalispell Police officer Jason Parce netted 3,160 and local businessman Brian Friess took in 3,016.

No Democrats are in the running for the seat -- or any other countywide seat.

For county clerk and recorder, incumbent Debbie Pierson earned 14,684 votes. Her challenger, Madelene Howard, netted 4,645.

For county superintendent of schools, Cal Ketchum took in 10,977 ballots while rival Erin Arneson came away with 8,368.

Among the state Legislature races of note, John Fuller topped Lee Heustis in the Senate District 4 Republican primary, 2,044 to 1,569. Mark Noland won the SD5 primary over Rob Tracy,

In the House District 7 race, Republican Courtenay Sprunger topped rival Dave Ingram, while the HD8 GOP nomination went to Terry Falk.

Republican Tony Brockman took a narrow win in HD9 over David August and Constance Neumann, while Tanner Smith handily won the GOP nomination in HD11, topping Ronalee Skees and Devon Decker.

Flathead County primary results

42 of 42 Election Day Precincts Reporting

42 of 42 Absentee/ Early Precincts Reporting

DEM US REP 1ST DST

CORA NEUMANN 1,439

MONICA TRANEL 3,562

TOM WINTER 451

Write-In Totals 9

DEM PUB SVC COMMISSIONER DST 5

KEVIN HAMM 2,071

JOHN REPKE 2,786

Write-In Totals 12

DEM STATE SENATOR DST 4

KYLE WATERMAN 839

Write-In Totals 6

DEM STATE REP DST 3

ANDREA GETTS 554

Write-In Totals 1

DEM STATE REP DST 4

KIMBERLY PINTER 467

Write-In Totals 1

DEM STATE REP DST 5

DAVE FERN 1,152

Write-In Totals 3

DEM STATE REP DST 7

ANGELA KENNEDY 381

Write-In Totals 3

Total Votes Cast 237

DEM STATE REP DST 10

MARK H PHILLIPS 443

Write-In Totals 3

DEM STATE REP DST 13

COLLEEN HINDS 96

Write-In Totals 0

REP US REP 1ST DST

MITCH HEUER 544

MATT JETTE 1,969

AL "DOC" OLSZEWSKI 10,335

MARY TODD 1,970

RYAN K ZINKE 6,814

Write-In Totals 52

REP PUB SVC COMMISSIONER DST 5

ANN BUKACEK 6,626

DEAN CRABB 1,820

JOE DOOLING 3,961

DEREK SKEES 7,755

Write-In Totals 81

REP STATE SENATOR DST 4

JOHN FULLER 2,044

LEE HUESTIS 1,569

Write-In Totals 13

REP STATE SENATOR DST 5

MARK NOLAND 2,621

ROB TRACY 1,619

Write-In Totals 5

REP STATE REP DST 3

BRAXTON MITCHELL 1,331

LORENA WOOD 487

Write-In Totals 7

REP STATE REP DST 4

MATT REGIER 2,321

Write-In Totals 36

REP STATE REP DST 5

LYN BENNETT 791

BRIAN OWENS 625

Write-In Totals 18

REP STATE REP DST 6

AMY REGIER 2,346

Write-In Totals 38

REP STATE REP DST 7

DAVE INGRAM 670

COURTENAY SPRUNGER 800

Write-In Totals 3

REP STATE REP DST 8

DAVID DUNN 319

TERRY FALK 1,118

LYNNE M (OGDEN) RIDER 338

MARK TWICHEL 391

Write-In Totals 3

REP STATE REP DST 9

DAVID AUGUST 475

TONY BROCKMAN 767

CONSTANCE NEUMANN 700

Write-In Totals 3

REP STATE REP DST 10

BOB KEENAN 2,001

Write-In Totals 26

REP STATE REP DST 11

DEVON DECKER 423

RONALEE SKEES 753

TANNER J SMITH 1,520

Write-In Totals 4

REP STATE REP DST 13

PAUL C FIELDER 826

Write-In Totals 3

REP COMMISSIONER DST 2

JOHN T (JACK) FALLON 7,405

BRIAN M. FRIESS 3,016

PAMELA J HOLMQUIST 7,401

JASON J. PARCE 3,160

Write-In Totals 28

REP CLERK & REC/SURVEYOR/AUDITOR

MADELENE C. HOWARD 4,645

DEBBIE PIERSON 14,684

Write-In Totals 35

REP SHERIFF/CORONER

BRIAN HEINO 18,615

Write-In Totals 132

REP ATTORNEY

TRAVIS R. AHNER 16,636

Write-In Totals 166

REP SUPT OF SCHOOLS

ERIN ARNESON 8,368

CAL KETCHUM 10,977

Write-In Totals 26

REP TREASURER/PUB ADMIN/ASSESSOR

ADELE KRANTZ 17,646

Write-In Totals 70

SUPREME COURT JUSTICE 1

BILL D'ALTON 5,294

JIM RICE 17,778

Write-In Totals 59

SUPREME COURT JUSTICE 2

JAMES BROWN 11,293

INGRID GUSTAFSON 9,773

MICHAEL F. MCMAHON 3,542

Write-In Totals 33

DST COURT JUDGE DST 11 DPT 4

DAN WILSON 20,566

Write-In Totals 163

DST COURT JUDGE DST 11 DPT 5

DANNI COFFMAN 20,119

Write-In Totals 112

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE DPT 1

ERIC S. HUMMEL 20,578

Write-In Totals 100

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE DPT 2

PAUL SULLIVAN 20,174

Write-In Totals 150

KALISPELL FIREFIGHTER PROP KALISPELL

YES 2,618

NO 2,061

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