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Posted on: May 6, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Zimpel, Ferguson, Nicholls and Billteen elected to board

Four people won seats on the Butte school board Tuesday.

They are Eddie Zimpel, Scott Ferguson, Becky Nicholls and Tom Billteen.

Here are the unofficial vote tallies:


Eddie Zimpel 2,054 (winner)

Scott Ferguson 1,515 (winner)

Kyle Barsness 1,142

Liza Dennehy 1,112

Jennifer Gilliard 1,032

Michael Lawson 800

Ray Becky 610


Thomas Billteen 1,827 (winner)

Shane Mellott 1,207

Jennifer Pierce 1,073.


Becky Nicholls 2,604 (winner)

Robert Dwyer 1,570

Zimpel said the results reflect productive past and present work:

“It shows that Butte supports me being outspoken in the last year in questioning everything that I thought should be questioned and that I thought was overlooked in the last few years,” Zimpel told The Montana Standard. “I’m excited that Scott was reelected with me; it shows that people were happy with the direction the board was moving in the past year.

“I’m also so glad the mill levy passed. About two-thirds votes for is huge.”

Tom Billteen, caught at home late Tuesday evening, was unaware he had won the one open elementary two-year term:

“Just collectively I’m excited about the opportunity to move forward personally and as a member of the school board,” said Billteen. “As I said earlier, my decision to run did not come out of no where. I’m grateful and fortunate for the opportunity.”

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