East Helena city council selects new member Wednesday night

EAST HELENA – One of three candidates vying for the vacant Ward 1 seat will be chosen as the newest member of the East Helena city council Wednesday night. The seat was left open after no one filed as an official candidate in the November elections. The top valid write-in candidate, with three votes, was incumbent Kit Johnson, who declined to serve another term. Council members will appoint one of the candidates to the position during tonight’s meeting.