GREAT FALLS — Great Falls voters will select two city commissioners next month from among six candidates in the running.
One of them is Rick Tryon, 62 years old, He works part-time at Stray Moose Productions in Black Eagle and is also a web development consultant.
He's run twice before for the City Commission and also the Montana Legislature.
Tryon says Great Falls is struggling to remain stagnant when it comes to growth and needs to do more to live up to its potential.
In addition to better jobs, he'd like to see less crime and more government transparency.
Tryon said, "I think we need, as Chief Bowen of the Great Falls Police Department has requested, another four to six police officers on the street and focus on reducing drug crime. That helps. And I think we need to make it a priority to make sure our City Commission is transparent and responsive to the people."
Ballots will be mailed out on October 21st. They are due back by 8 p.m. on November 5th.
The candidates are Tracy Houck; Bruce Pollington; Kim Rodriguez; Jasmine Taylor; Terry Thompson; and Rick Tryon.
(JUNE 18, 2019) Monday was the last day to file for the upcoming municipal election in Great Falls.
There are two open seats on the City Commission, and the candidates include: Rick Tryon, Bruce Pollington, Kim Rodriguez, Jasmine Taylor and Terry Thompson.
Commissioner Tracy Houck is seeking another four-year term.
Mayor Bob Kelly and Steven Bolstad, a municipal judge, are running unopposed for the fall election.