Here are some of the headlines from this past week in the Missoulian. To read the full stories, click the link on each headline:
Missoulians elected their second female mayor Tuesday night as Andrea Davis took the lead over Mike Nugent, 14,736 votes to 9,674. All told, Davis collected 59.91% of the vote to Nugent’s 39.33%.
Davis will succeed Interim Mayor Jordan Hess, who was appointed after the death of former Mayor John Engen. Engen was first elected in 2005 and served through August 2022.
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The final votes were tallied just before midnight. A “fabulous” atmosphere ensued at the Union Club, where the Davis campaign was awaiting the news.
“I’m incredibly honored that Missoula showed up like it did,” Davis said Wednesday. “I think there’s an energy, an eagerness, an enthusiasm that’s seemingly across the city right now.”
Davis has served as the executive director of the nonprofit Homeword for 15 years, while Nugent has represented Ward 4 on the Missoula City Council for two years and worked as a real estate executive.
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