Missoula Mayor Engen secures early lead in reelection campaign

Incumbent Mayor John Engen took an early lead on Tuesday night in his effort to secure another term in office.

According to unofficial early returns, Engen had 61.2% of the vote compared to challenger Jacob Elder’s 36%.

The returns suggest a voter turnout of around 39%.

Victory would mark Engen’s fourth term in office, making him the longest serving mayor in the city’s history.

This story was updated after election returns were final.

John Engen coasts to re-election win as Missoula mayor