UPDATED: Strohmaier leading Missoula commissioner race over Chambers

Dave Strohmaier was leading over Kim Chambers in the Missoula County commissioner’s race after preliminary results came out early Wednesday morning. 

The vote count as of 12:45 a.m. Wednesday was 28,576 to 19,999 in Strohmaier’s favor. 

Strohmaier, the incumbent, has served on the Missoula Board of County Commissioners since 2017. A Democrat, Strohmaier campaigned on issues including land use, housing and transportation.

“I am honored to have been entrusted with the opportunity to serve Missoula County residents another term,” Strohmaier said Wednesday morning. “I think the results of this election affirm that running a positive campaign with a positive vision for the future of Missoula County resonated with voters.” 

Strohmaier said he recognizes many Missoula County voters didn’t support him at the polls, and he hopes to serve those residents as well as his supporters. 

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“I respect that and also want to continue representing everyone in Missoula County, not just the folks that voted to retain me in office,” he said.

Teamwork, community development and land stewardship remain tenets of Strohmaier’s approach to serving as county commissioner. 

“We’re at a point in time where teamwork is at an all-time high with Missoula County,”

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