Lake County Elections Office releases unofficial general election results
Final results for entire State of Montana still unreleased
LAKE COUNTY — The Lake County Elections Office has released the unofficial results of the 2022 General Election for Lake County as of 5 a.m. Nov. 9. Results are unofficial until canvassed.
- For U.S. Representative 1st District, Ryan Zinke won in Lake County with a total of 7,261 votes versus Monica Tranel’s 5,235 and John Lamb’s 529 votes.
At 10:18 a.m. on Nov. 10, the Associated Press officially called the win for Ryan Zinke. Statewide, he received 8,000 more votes than Tranel. Lamb received 9,305 votes statewide.
- Public Service Commissioner for District 5 was won by Ann Bukacek in Lake County with a total of 7,735 votes versus John Repke’s 5,045 votes.
Bukacek was officially called as the winner by the Associated Press at 5:32 p.m. on Nov. 9 with 12,000 more votes statewide than Repke.
- Supreme Court Justice 1 was won in Lake County by Jim Rice with a total of 8,262 votes versus Bill D’Alton’s 2,731 votes.
The Associated Press officially called Jim Rice as the statewide winner at 8:58 a.m. on Nov. 9 with Rice sitting at over 200,000 more votes than D'Alton with 81% of votes counted.
- Supreme Court Justice 2 was won in Lake County by Ingrid Gustafson with a total of 6,380 versus James Brown’s 5,947 votes.
Brown conceded to Gustafson at 8:20 a.m. on Nov. 9, though the election was not officially called in Gustafson's favor by the Associated Press until 9:07 a.m. on Nov. 10. Statewide, Gustafson received over 37,000 more votes than Brown.
- State Senator for District 5 was won in Lake County by Mark Noland, who ran unopposed and received 925 votes.
- State Senator for District 8 was won in Lake County by Rick Jennison with 1,227 votes versus opponent Susan Webber’s 832.
The race was called in Webber's favor, however, by the Associated Press at 1:12 a.m. on Nov. 9. Total votes left Webber with 2,578 as opposed to Jennison's 1,960.
- For State Representative for District 10, Bob Keenan ran unopposed and won in Lake County with a total of 950 votes.
- For State Representative for District 12, Linda Reksten won with 3,282 votes versus opponent Sterling James Laudon’s 2,024 votes. The race was officially called in Reksten's favor by the Associated Press at 11:50 a.m. on Nov. 9.
- State Representative for District 15 was won in Lake County by Ralph Foster with 1,203 votes versus Marvin Weatherwax Jr.’s 846 votes.
As of 10:45 a.m. on Nov. 10 the race has still not been officially called by the Associated Press with only 60% of votes counted. At time of writing, Foster sits at 1,253 total votes and Weatherwax at 1,243.
- State Representative for District 93 was won by Joe Read with a total of 2,386 votes versus opponents Shirley Azzopardi’s 1,606 and Devin Braaten’s 150 votes. The race was officially called in Read's favor by the Associated Press at 12:07 p.m. on Nov. 9.
- For Commissioner of District 2, Stephen Stanley ran unopposed and won in Lake County with a total of 8,932 votes.
- For Lake County Clerk Recorder/Auditor/PB Admin, Katie Harding ran unopposed and won with a total of 10,094 votes.
- Lake County Sheriff/Coroner was won by Don Bell, who ran unopposed and received 10,502 votes.
- Lake County Attorney was won by James Lapotka, who ran unopposed and received 9,768 votes.
- Superintendent of Schools in Lake County was won by Carolyn Hall, who ran unopposed and received 9,949 votes.
- Lake County Treasurer/Assessor was won by Robin Vert-Rubel, who ran unopposed and received 9,939 votes.
- Lake County Justice of the Peace was won by Rick Schoening with a total of 6,104 votes, versus opponent Michael Larson’s 4,783 votes.
- Constitutional Amendment No. 48, requiring a warrant for access to digital data, was voted “YES” in Lake County with 9,932 votes versus 2,394 for “NO.”
The Associated Press called the win for "YES" at 12:43 a.m. on Nov 9, with over 250,000 more votes than "NO" with 82% of votes counted statewide.
- Legislative Referendum No. 131, the Born Alive Protection Act, received 6,168 votes for “YES” and 6,149 votes for “NO” in Lake County.
The Associated Press called the win for "NO" at 9:03 a.m. on Nov. 10, with over 22,000 more votes against than for.
- The Lake County Cemetery District Mill Levy received 6,028 votes “FOR,” and 5,380 votes “AGAINST.”
- The General Obligation Bonds for Arlee Elementary received 448 votes for “YES,” and 244 votes for “NO.”
- The Impact Aid Rev Bonds for Arlee Elementary received 455 votes for “YES,” and 235 votes for “NO.”