Monday, March 24, 2008

Primary 2008

On Tuesday, May 27 voters will go to the polls for the Idaho primary election. I hope that on May 28 we're reading headlines about record voter turnouts!
On your ballot will also be the name of a candidate in your specific precinct for the position of precinct committeeman. These are partisan positions for both the Republican and Democratic Central Committees in Kootenai County.
In Precinct 24 my name will appear on your ballot. I've served as a precinct committee member for the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee since 2002 and would like to serve another two-year term. I'm unopposed on the ballot but a candidate needs a minimum number of votes to secure the position.

For information on registering to vote and polling places go to:

For information on the Republican Party go to:

Saturday, January 5, 2008

It's Official

On Wednesday, January 2, 2008 the newly-elected city council was officially sworn into office. Now the work of representing the people of Post Falls begins in earnest for us all. I sincerely hope that all of you will continue to share your thoughts, opinions, ideas and observations, it will be of great assistance in the decision-making process.
At this time, my intention is to continue this blog forum during my term of office to provide information and to communicate with the public on matters of importance. I welcome and encourage your input.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Thank You!

The dust has settled and the last ballots are counted. I'm honored to be a newly-elected city council member for Post Falls. I will join my fellow newly-elected councilors Skip Hissong and Linda Wilhelm in January 2008. Thank you again!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Mark Your Ballot!

Show Time!

I'm heading out the door shortly to participate in that great local tradition of candidates staking out street corners at busy intersections and waving to cars passing by, hoping that our presence will remind people to vote today. The temperature is holding at 29 degrees at the moment ... brrrrrrrrrr.

This evening Bert and I will be where we've been every election night for nearly a decade, at RedLion Templin's Resort for the Post Falls Community Volunteers gathering. There's a big screen tv and computer for seeing the live feed of results as the county begins tabulating ballots at 8 p.m.

It's going to be a long, eventful and important day in Post Falls. Did I mention that you need to VOTE? :)


Monday, November 5, 2007

Election Eve

Here it is...we're just hours and a good night's sleep away from the polls opening in the morning at 8 a.m. I'm excited and nervous about the day ahead. As a candidate I've done all I can do to get my information and positions out to the public. We've placed signs and ads and knocked on hundreds of doors in the neighborhoods. In Post Falls there were two candidate forums, one that was rebroadcast twice a day for over two weeks.
Now it's up to you my friends to really make the system work by exercising your right to vote.
Thank you for your support and your faith in my abilities to perform the duties of a member of the city council.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Testing 1-2-3

On Friday Deedie Beard, longtime Kootenai County elections manager, hosted a demonstration and accuracy test of the two automated ballot counting machines for candidates and city clerks. The county elections department will oversee the elections for Post Falls, Coeur d'Alene, Rathdrum and Hayden on November 6.
On Monday, Nov. 5 you can still vote early at your respective city halls from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. but on election day in Post Falls voting takes place only at the Armory on Seltice Way and the library on Spokane Street, from 8 am - 8 pm.
The county website will be updated throughout the evening on November 6 with results so log onto