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Campaign 2018: Lake County elections

Posted at 9:39 AM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 11:41:22-05

POLSON – Mission Valley voters picked a Lake County Commissioner and decided the fate of a school bond issue in St. Ignatius on Election Day.

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Lake County Commissioner District 3

Lake County Republican incumbent Gale Decker was looking for a second term on the Lake County Commission representing District 3 and she got it, by a 58%-to-42%.

He was being challenged by Democrat Caroline McDonald who is a consultant and member of the Polson School District Board of Trustees.

Decker will join Dave Stripe and Bill Barron on the Lake County Commission.

St. Ignatius School Bond

The St. Ignatius School District was asking voters to pass a $5.6 million bond and they responded. As of Wednesday morning, the proposal had passed by a 53%-to-47% margin.

The most significant item the bond will cover the creation of a career and technical center for classes including welding, plumbing, culinary arts, early childhood education. The plan also calls for the building of a new gym with lockers rooms and bathrooms.

The bond request also includes some improvements to the elementary and middle school.

The last time a school bond issue passed for Saint Ignatius schools was in the early 1980’s. This is the third time they’re asking for this particular bond to be passed.