Sun. Apr 14th, 2024

From today’s Flathead Beacon:

A coalition of local officials in Flathead County is rallying around two statewide ballot initiatives that seek to reshape Montana’s election system. 

Led by former Kalispell Police Chief and Republican state Rep. Frank Garner, a group of former elected officials gathered at Bias Brewing in downtown Kalispell on Thursday to garner signatures for two initiatives that would create top-four primaries and majority-winner elections in Montana. 

“CI-126 and 127 are simple, common sense reforms that give Montana voters more freedom, more choice, more competition, and more accountable leadership from the people in our government,” Garner told attendees, speaking about the two initiatives. 

Garner was joined on Thursday by Rep. Dave Fern, a Democratic state representative from Whitefish; Sue Corrigan, Kalispell school board member and former teacher; Donna Maddux, former Flathead County superintendent of schools; and Ed Corrigan and Tom Esch, both former Flathead County attorneys. 

The event was organized by Montanans for Election Reform, a coalition of former politicians and activists, including Garner. 

Read the complete story here.

By Editor