Billings Mayor

Hanel Bids Farewell
Two-term Billings Mayor Tom Hanel and his wife, Robin, bid farewell and thank you to about 150 friends and family at the Northern Hotel on Thursday evening, and the half-dozen people or so chosen to speak thanked Hanel for his leadership and dedication...
Council Rejects Renegotiating with Doyon
As the Billings City Council bid farewell to Mayor Tom Hanel, they also delayed until January the process of replacing the city administrator.
The Council appears unlikely to re-negotiate with their former top choice. The move at Monday’s meeting came after Greg Doyon, the current Gre…
Cole Hopes to Renegotiate with Doyon
Q2 reports Billings’ Mayor-elect Bill Cole said that he hopes to reopen contract negotiations for city administrator nominee Greg Doyon when he takes office in January.
Doyon publicly spurned the city council’s offer on Friday morning...
Cole Wins Billings Mayoral Race
KTVQ.com reports that the race for Billings mayor went to attorney Bill Cole by a comfortable margin on Tuesday night.  Cole is the former chairman of the Billings Chamber of Commerce board of directors and former president of the Yellowstone County Planning Board...
Cole, Essmann in Mayoral Showdown
Former Planning Board member Bill Cole and State Rep. Jeff Essmann, former chairman of the Republican Party of Montana are headed for a November showdown to become Billings’ next mayor in the general election.  Q2 reports that voters selected the two top candidates from a field …
Egnew Running for Mayor
The field of candidates for Mayor of Montana’s most populous city has now risen to five.  Singer-songwriter Danielle Egnew, filed late on Thursday in the race to replace outgoing Mayor Tom Hanel, who can’t run again this year under a term-limits provision of the …
Fourth Mayoral Candidate Announces Thursday
The race for Billings’ Mayor is getting more crowded.  A fourth candidate, Danny Sandefur, has joined the race to succeed Tom Hanel as Mayor.  Sandefur is the co-owner of CDS The Edge Performing Arts Center with his wife.  He also works as a realtor for Century 21...
CoC’s Bill Cole to Run For Mayor
Billings attorney Bill Cole, the current chairman of the Billings Chamber of Commerce board of directors, will formally announce his candidacy for mayor today.  The Billings Gazette reports that Cole said “people I respect have been encouraging me to run for several months...
Municipal Election
Interest in the Billings mayoral race has grown since architect Randy Hafer was the first to throw his hat in the ring earlier this month.  The mayor’s race is wide open because incumbent Mayor Tom Hanel, having served two consecutive terms, can’t run again this …