by nathan oster
Myles Foley established himself as the frontrunner in the race for Greybull mayor, outpolling Bob Graham by 46 votes in Tuesday’s general election.
Foley, owner of the Historic Hotel Greybull, received 304 votes, or 54 percent.
Graham, the town’s current mayor, checked in with 258 votes, or 46 percent.
Both men will advance to a winner-take-all contest in the November general election.
The top vote getter will win a four-year term in office.
For Greybull Town Council, Harry “Pappy” Capen was credited with 240 votes and Les Lowe with 224.
The Big Horn County Clerk’s Office reported Wednesday that 270 write-in votes were cast for town council. The clerk’s office will count those votes and provide a list to the town of the candidates who received the minimum three votes required to appear on the ballot.
In descending order, the town will then start notifying write-in candidates and asking them whether they wish to accept the nomination and appear on the November ballot. When either two accept or the list of qualifiers is exhausted, that process will draw to a close.
The top two vote getters in November will replace Bob McGuire and Ross Jorgensen, whose terms expire at the end of the year.