4 Statehouse Primaries On Tap In Cascade County: 3 GOP, 1 Dem

There will be three intra-party contests for the Montana state legislature on the June 7, 2022 primary ballot.

Trent Short is challenging incumbent Fred Anderson in HD20. Both men are Great Falls residents.

Marci Marceau will be squaring off against George Nikolakakos for the GOP nomination in HD26 which is an open seat previously held by Republican Jeremy Trebas, who is now running for state Senate.

Two Democrats, Brad Hamlett and Melissa Smith, will be facing each other in the elimination round in HD23. The winner will take on Republican Scott Kerns, who defeated then incumbent Hamlett in 2020.

On the Senate side, Desma Meissner is taking on Wendy McKamey in a GOP tilt in SD12

E-City Beat will be requesting profiles and question responses for publication from candidates on the ballot in the June 7 primary and then again from all candidates on the general election ballot in November to help our readers become better informed voters.

Stay tuned.


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