Are Great Falls City Election Candidates Really ‘Nonpartisan’?

E-City Beat recently received a couple of emails from readers basically asking the same question: How do we know which political party the candidates for Great Falls city commission and mayor belong to?

The answer is that the municipal election is officially nonpartisan so the candidates aren’t required to designate party affiliation.

But Great Falls is a small enough community that such things as political party identification and the political ideologies held by candidates and public figures are fairly obvious to anyone paying even a little bit of attention to public discourse and issues.

Plus, social media has exposed a lot more about local folks than what they had for dinner last night.

In that vein, we noticed a fairly recent Facebook post from local GOP state representative Jeremy Trebas.

That seems spot on.

If you use party affiliation as a guide to how you vote and there aren’t any D’s, R’s or I’s next to a name on your city ballot, you can’t go wrong following the Trebas analysis here.

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2 Replies to “Are Great Falls City Election Candidates Really ‘Nonpartisan’?”

  1. I don’t see the whole article Trebas wrote. What about Hayden and Hinebach?


  2. Hali Ann McLaren October 27, 2021 at 8:24 AM

    Just have to say, I found your website while doing research on who to vote for and it is so refreshing to have an honest voice giving info for our our beautiful town. The tribune is a far left disaster imo and ktrv doesn’t have that many articles on great falls so I really appreciate your website!


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