Three candidates in the mix for Billings mayor

Originally published in print edition of YCN on 4/21/17. 

BILLINGS — The upcoming race to select a new Billings mayor has already attracted three candidates.

The official filing period opens Thursday, April 20 for the mayoral campaign with final date to submit a filing to run by June 19th at 5pm. Current Billings Mayor Tom Hanel is barred from seeking re-election because of term limits. He has served two terms.

Candidates must live within the Billings city limits to be elected mayor or city councilor. City Administrator Tina Volek has announced she will retire later this year, so the city will also have a new administrator.

Jeff Essmann, longtime Billings small businessman and state legislator since 2005, announced last week that he read more

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