Ward 6 election results: Sean McCoy up by 5 votes, recount expected

The tightest race of the night took place in Ward 6, where newcomer Sean McCoy was ahead of incumbent Sandra Vasecka by five votes in the final tally.

Vasecka will ask for a recount under Montana state rules. The recount will take place after the county officially canvases results, and it will be carried out by hand.

“I think,” said McCoy, “I’m feeling cautiously optimistic.”

Ward 6 Candidate Sean McCoy

The Planning Board chair said communication and proximity to the Johnson Street shelter are his top issues. Code reform, too, excites McCoy.

“As geeky as it is,” he said, “I’m really looking forward to diving into that code reform.”

If the results hold with McCoy in the lead, the old-school farmer said he’ll finally end up purchasing a cell phone to better communicate with his constituents.

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Vasecka, meanwhile, saw the slim margin in her reelection campaign as an opportunity for learning. The Libertarian candidate said she was grateful to her supporters but disappointed her fiscally conservative stance didn’t resonate with enough voters.

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