On April 20, the filing period opened for Great Falls Mayoral and City Commission candidates. Despite an otherwise quiet municipal electoral landscape, we were recently alerted to the online presence of one Commission candidate, Tyson Habein. You can follow his campaign on Facebook here.
While he doesn’t seem to possess particularly high name ID, Habein’s could make for an interesting candidacy. He’s young, and has worked as Regional Field Organizer for the Montana Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. If Habein proves himself to be a savvy campaigner who is willing to work hard — by utilizing Democratic lists and data to send up a friendly flag to voting liberals — he could be competitive.
Though City elections are officially non-partisan, the left-leaning triumvirate of Bob Kelly, Bill Bronson, and Tracy Houck swept the 2015 contests.
Mayor Kelly, Commissioner Bob Jones, and Commissioner Fred Burow are all up for re-election this year.
The last day to file for office is June 19. For the requirements to seek and hold public office, read the City’s election brochure.