Hart dominating Connell council race
Hebel, Hallman in dead heat for second place
Last updated 8/1/2023 at 9:27pm
CONNELL — Candidate Preston Hart has a commanding lead in the Aug. 1 primary election race for City Council Position No. 5. but it's a dead heat to see who will be the runner-up.
After the end of the first day of counting Tuesday, Hart had 108 votes, or 51.92%. His count exceeded the tally for the remaining two candidates, Patrice Hebel and Stephanie Hallman.
The women were tied for second with 48 votes each, or 23.08%.
Election officials said late-arriving ballots should break the tie before the election is certified Aug. 15.
Only the Top 2 candidates advance to the Nov. 7 general electi...