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Candidates finalized for 2018 primary election

Montana voters participating in the 2018 primary election will have a lot of decisions to make. Voters will have to decide on races from who they send to Washington, D.C., to who will represent them in the county. Almost every elected seat in the state is up for grabs.

The highest profile races will be the re-election campaigns for Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte.

Candidates for the U.S. Senate:

Timothy Adams, Green Party gogreen18mt.com

Rick Breckenridge, Libertarian mtlp.org

Troy Downing, Republican troydowning.com

Russ Fagg, Republican russformontana.com

Steve Kelly, Green Party

Albert Olszewski, Republican alforsenate.us

Matt Rosendale , Republican mattformontana.com

Jon Tester, Democrat jontester.com

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Candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives:

Doug Campbell, Green Party dougformt.us

Greg Gianforte, Republican gregformontana.com

John Heenan, Democrat heenanforcongress.com

Grant Kier, Democrat kierforcongress.com

John Meyer, Democrat meyerformontana.com

Lynda Moss, Democrat

Jared Pettinato, Democrat montanansforjared.com

Elinor Swanson, Libertarian swanson4liberty.com

Kathleen Williams, Democrat kathleenformontana.com

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There are also races for Districts 1 and 5 of the Public Service Commission.

Public Service Commissioner #1:

Rob Cook, Republican

Doug Kaercher, Democrat

Cory Mckinney, Republican

Randy Pinocci, Republican

Mark L Wicks, Republican wicksforfreedom.com

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Public Service Commissioner #5:

Brad Johnson, Republican

Andy Shirtliff, Democrat andyshirtliff.com

Henry Clay Speich, Democrat

Tyrel Suzor-Hoy, Democrat tyrelfordistrict5.org

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Also expect a hot race for Butte’s District Court Judge District 2 - Department 2:

Samm Cox

Timothy "Tim" Dick

Wayne Harper

Cindy L. Walker Facebook Page: Cindy Walker for District Court Judge 2018

Robert J. "Bob" Whelan whelanforjudge.com

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At the county level, Gallatin County’s elected officials are also up for election. Out of the elected positions, only four are contested races.

Clerk & Recorder/Surveyor:

Eric Semerad, Democrat

Greg P. Metzger, Republican

Laura Miller Werley, Republican

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County Commission District #3:

Scott MacFarlane, Democrat macfarlaneforgallatin.com

R. Stephen White, Republican http://bit.ly/2GnMwJq

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Auditor:

Erin Cox, Democrat facebook.com/erinforauditor/

Jason Humberger, Republican

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Treasurer/Assessor:

Jennifer Blossom, Democrat facebook.com/blossom4treasurer/

Kimberly Buchanan, Republican

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All the State House seats and half the State Senate seats are up for election. While most House and Senate seats have two candidates vying for a seat, there are a few that have three candidates.

Senate District 32:

Pat Flowers, Democrat facebook.com/flowersformontana/

Jedediah Hinkle, Republican Facebook: Jedediah Hinkle - Montana Senate 32

Francis Wendt, Libertarian

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House District 68:

Seth Mangini, Democrat

Bruce Grubbs, Republican brucegrubbs.us

Ron Murray, Republican

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House District 71:

Jay A. Frederick, Democrat

Ray L. Shaw, Republican http://bit.ly/2IlBNj9

Michael White, Libertarian

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The primary election is scheduled for Tuesday, June 5. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Click here for a list of all legislative candidates.

Click here for a list of all non-legislative candidates.

Click here for information on all Gallatin County candidates.

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