Commissioner will choose from Rye, Gaynor and Parker

Here’s Martin Kidston’s most recent story about replacing Commissioner Bill Carey, who retires in September.

The candidates who made the cut are Stacy Rye, Shantelle Gaynor, and Jim Parker. Rye and Gaynor plan to run in 2016; Parker would serve as a placeholder if selected.

In the story:

In the voting tally, Rye led the pack with 18 votes. Parker received 12, Gaynor five, (Fred) Rice three and (Burt) Caldwell two.

Commissioners Jean Curtiss and Cola Rowley will have to decide if they want to give a candidate a leg up, and choose Gaynor or Rye, or if they want a placeholder.

I think Martin has more coming up.

– Keila Szpaller

Learn about the Missoula commissioner candidates

Reporter Martin Kidston has the latest on the candidates who filed to replace Commissioner Bill Carey when he retires in September. That story here.

The two gals have some deep experience in local government: That’s Shantelle Gaynor and Stacy Rye.

If either of them get the job, it’ll be an all-female commission. Not the first time, but the first time in a while.

The other candidates are Burt Caldwell, Jim Parker and Fred Rice. You can find links to their responses to the Missoula County Democrats’ questionnaire with the story.

Also. Don’t get too close to bison. Or chase fires. Or pet grizzly bears.

Brett French of the Billings Gazette took the photo.

– Keila Szpaller