County Commissioner - District 3, incumbent
City of residence: Sandpoint (Sunnyside)
Years of residence in Bonner County and Idaho:†4 years in†Bonner County; 39 years on and off in Idaho
Marital status/family: Married to Tiffany Dye (Dowling); daughter Hattie Jane, 9 months
Education: BS†Communications Public Relations, History minor, University of Idaho, 1990†
Recent or pertinent employment history:†
Public offices held: Elected Bonner County Commissioner, Nov. 2004
Relevant professional affiliations: Idaho Association of Counties Intergovernmental and Public Lands Committee Member
Nonprofit groups or service organizations to which candidate belongs:†
Why are you running for public office?
Two years ago I decided to run for County Commissioner to ensure that Bonner County was a place that I wanted to live.Our county is changing so quickly with the growth in population I felt and still feel I need to be a leader in our local government to make sure we plan for and manage growth.
If you are elected, how much time will you spend each week in the office?As the current district 3 County Commissioner, I spend from 40-60 hours each week executing my duties. Not all that time is in the office, but it includes meetings in and out of the county as well as being available at all times for taxpayers' questions and comments.
Describe the top three to five issues you believe are most important, why you consider them most important, and your position on these issues.
What differentiates you from other candidates? Why should people vote for you?
While other candidates talk about change, I have been accomplishing change for the last two years and would like to continue to do so for the next four years.†Iíve led the fight for property tax reform at the state level, cancelled inaccurate assessments, worked to improve all of our county roads, approved the new comprehensive plan and managed our EMS service that continues to save lives. My goal is protect and enhance the quality of life for all Bonner County residents.