Election aftermath: Two state executive races in Montana still too close to call

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June 6, 2012

By Ballotpedia's state executive team

HELENA, Montana: Ten contested state executive official races were decided during last night's primary election: four Democratic primaries - for governor, attorney general and Districts 2 and 3 on the Montana Public Service Commission - and six Republican races - governor, attorney general, secretary of state, and all three Districts of the PSC.[1] Five incumbents are seeking re-election this year, none of whom faced a primary challenger last night.

As of 1pm (EST) on Wednesday, June 6, two races are still too close to call: the Democratic nominations for attorney general and PSC District 3. Results are unofficial until certification on June 26th.[1]

Update (July 6, 2012) - The following results are now official:

Governor/Lt. Governor

Governor/Lt. Governor of Montana, Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRick Hill & Jon Sonju 34.4% 46,802
Corey Stapleton & Bob Keenan 18.1% 24,661
Ken Miller & Bill Gallagher 18% 24,496
Jim O'Hara & Scott Swingley 12.2% 16,653
Neil Livingstone & Ryan Zinke 8.8% 12,038
Jim Lynch & Al Olszewski 6.1% 8,323
Bob Fanning & Joel Boniek 2.3% 3,087
Total Votes 136,060
Election Results Via:Montana Secretary of State.


Governor/Lt. Governor of Montana, Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Bullock & John E. Walsh 86.6% 76,738
Heather Margolis & Steve Nelsen 13.4% 11,823
Total Votes 88,561
Election Results Via:Montana Secretary of State.


Attorney General

Montana Attorney General Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTim Fox 57.8% 70,239
Jim Shockley 42.2% 51,343
Total Votes 121,582
Election Results Via:Montana Secretary of State.


Montana Attorney General Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPam Bucy 50.5% 42,035
Jesse Laslovich 49.5% 41,148
Total Votes 83,183
Election Results Via:Montana Secretary of State.


Secretary of State

Montana Secretary of State Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Johnson 55.1% 66,148
Scott Aspenlieder 22.7% 27,204
Patty Lovaas 15.5% 18,652
Drew Turiano 6.7% 8,074
Total Votes 120,078
Election Results Via:Montana Secretary of State.



Public Service Commission

District 2
Montana Public Service Commissioner District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKirk Bushman 63.3% 14,066
Al Garver 36.7% 8,156
Total Votes 22,222
Election Results Via:The Montana Secretary of State.


Montana Public Service Commissioner District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Tooley 56.4% 9,549
Lynda Moss 43.6% 7,374
Total Votes 16,923
Election Results Via:The Montana Secretary of State.


District 3
Montana Public Service Commissioner District 3 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Koopman 39.6% 9,431
James Brown 31.5% 7,519
Michael More 18.9% 4,504
Edward McCrone 10% 2,383
Total Votes 23,837
Election Results Via:The Montana Secretary of State.


Montana Public Service Commissioner District 3 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Vincent 50.8% 9,917
Mark Sweeney 49.2% 9,592
Total Votes 19,509
Election Results Via:The Montana Secretary of State.


District 4
Montana Public Service Commission District 4 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Lake 44.6% 9,734
Jim Pearson 34.3% 7,482
Chris Greil 21.1% 4,610
Total Votes 21,826
Election Results Via:The Montana Secretary of State.


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