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 Montana State Primary Election Results, June 10, 2020

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Below is a list of the results from the Montana State Primary Elections, as of June 10th, 2020. Reminder that General Elections will be on November 3rd, 2020. Mark your calendars for BPW’s annual Candidate & Ballot Issues Forums Series! Oct. 6th, 7th, 12th and 13th, all at 6:30pm at the Bozeman Public Library. More information to come.

Montana Primary Election Results, June 10th, 2020:

US House (1 seat):

General election candidates

US Senate (1 seat):

General election candidates

Governor (1 seat):
General election candidates

Lieutenant Governor (1 seat):
General election candidates

Secretary of State (1 seat):
General election candidates

Superintendent of Public Instruction (1 seat:
General election candidates

Attorney General (1 seat):
General election candidates

Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, State Auditor (1 seat):
General election candidates

Public Service Commission (1 seat in District 3, Southwest Montana):
District 3

General election candidates

[Supreme Court info here]

State Senate District 31:
General election candidates


State House District 60:
General election candidates

[State House District 61: Jim Hamilton (Democratic Party), unopposed]

State House District 62:
General election candidates

State House District 63:
General election candidates

State House District 64:
General election candidates

State House District 65:
General election candidates

[State House District 66: Denise Hayman (Incumbent), (Democratic Party), unopposed]

State House District 67:
General election candidates

State House District 68:
General election candidates

[State House District 69: Jennifer Carlson (Republican Party), unopposed]


 Bozeman Public Library Foundation hiring for Office Administrator and Bookkeeper

A message from our friends at the Bozeman Public Library Foundation:

Join our team!

The Bozeman Public Library Foundation (BPLF) is searching for a motivated, friendly Library lover to join our team in the role of Office Administrator and Bookkeeper. BPLF is the fundraising partner for the Library and supports them in their mission to create opportunities that inspire curiosity, exploration and connection.

This is a full-time position with benefits including health insurance, IRA, vacation and sick leave. Starting salary is $40-45,000 DOE. For a full job description and information on how to apply, please visit


 New Business Assistance Relief Dollars – Applications open Monday, June 1st

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and Montana Business Adaptation Program Announce new funding starting Monday, June 1. 

  • The Montana Business Adaptation Program will provide reimbursement for COVID-19 expenses related to keeping staff and customers safe – from the purchase of personal protective equipment to resources needed for staff to work remotely.
  • Eligible small business must be Montana-based, employ 50 or less, have incurred eligible adaptation expenses since Feb. 15 due to COVID-19, and be in good standing with the Secretary of State or local tribal government.
  • Nonprofit entities are eligible.
  • Eligible expenses include costs related to communication, remote work equipment, cleaning supplies, tools to enhance social distancing and sanitation, travel and hotel costs related to quarantining workers.
  • Total funding available is $20 million, the maximum reimbursement amount per business is $5,000.

 Update on Business Resources for assistance during COVID19

With the impact of COVID19 on local business, many are in need of financial assistance for payroll, operations, and marketing.  Here is an update on the resources available locally and nationally:

Sharing an announcement from our friends at Prospera:

“The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Advance –
Lapse in Appropriations Notice: SBA is unable to accept new applications at this time for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)-COVID-19 related assistance program (including EIDL Advances) based on available appropriations funding.

  • Due to limited appropriations funding, the application portal for the EIDL–COVID-19 assistance program (EIDL loans and EIDL Advances) is temporarily closed.
  • Applicants who have already submitted their applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • SBA is processing EIDL applications as quickly as possible. SBA will provide those whose applications are approved with loans that will cover the business’s short-term working capital needs.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) –
It is expected PPP will reach its ceiling very soon.

This is a loan from the SBA that is forgiven by the US Treasury. This loan is available through local banks. It is meant so you can pay yourself and your employees for 8 weeks, as well as some operations costs for expenses like rent and utilities.  75% of your loan must be used for payroll, and your staff must be clocking in and out for paid work days in order for you to use this money to pay staff.

  • By law, the SBA will not be able to issue new loan approvals once the programs experience a lapse in appropriations.”

Bozeman Chronicle Advertising Grant
Local businesses can apply for a grant to advertise with the Chronicle.

Bozeman Strong List of Operating Businesses
A list of various local business operating hours and offerings is available here, and you can add your listing.  You can purchase items directly from these businesses.

Help Montana Gift Card Pack Initiative
Businesses can sign up to be part of a gift card pack initiative.  When a gift pack is purchased, businesses get paid for their gift card in the pack by the website host.  $5 of a gift card pack purchase can be donated to an employee (employees create a profile on the site to receive money from the purchases). Customers can use their gift cards to buy items from businesses that are partially operating, or can save the gift card for later when businesses open up again.

Montana Tip Jar
This is a site where donations can be made and distributed to the profile of employees in service industries who have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone working in one of Montana’s service industries can register (2 min max) using the form below, allowing you to receive tips directly into your Venmo account.

Questions About Local Rules and Restrictions? Contact Gallatin Co. Health Dept.
Healthy Gallatin’s COVID Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at, or browse their website