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Triepke thanks supporters in unsuccessful bid for mayor

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MISSOULA - Missoula Mayor John Engen was elected to a fourth term on Tuesday, beating out challenger Lisa Triepke by a 58%-42% margin.

However, the win didn't come easy for Engen, as Triepke says she ran a strong "grassroots" campaign.

The two mayoral candidates differed on taxes, term limits and the fundamentals of running a government. According to Triepke, by surrounding herself with a tight-knit group, she was easily able to convey her message to the residents of Missoula.

Although she may have lost this election, Triepke believes her campaign has started some important conversations across Missoula.

"I am so thankful for all the support we had. They gave us their all whether it was through vocal support, financial contributions, getting the word out to vote and I couldn't of done without all of them," Triepke said on Tuesday evening. "The biggest thing that I see that we've done is we've opened up a conversation in Missoula that been had before and I hope people are taking notice."

Triepke told MTN News that the one-on-one conversations she's had with Missoula residents was just one of the more rewarding parts of running for mayor.

RELATED: Engen wins race for Missoula mayor

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