Candidate for: County Commissioner, District 2
City of residence: Oldtown
Years of residence in Bonner County and Idaho: 44
Marital status/family: Single
208-290-5905; [email protected]
Education: AAS in Electronics Technology
Recent or pertinent employment history:
Public offices held:
Oldtown City Council, Mayor of Oldtown for 9 years, Bonner County Commissioner for 6 years
Nonprofit groups or service organizations to which you belong:
Masonic Lodge, Pend Oreille Amateur Radio Club, Newport/Priest River Rotary Club, Priest River Development Corporation Board Member
Relevant experience you wish to include or mention:
Served 3 years as a planning and zoning member for Bonner County; Chaired the Bonner County Solid Waste Advisory Committee; 6 years as county commissioner; Chaired BCATT (Bonner County Area Transportation Team) for 6 years; 9 years as Mayor of Oldtown; facilitated major infrastructor improvements; 12 years board of directors; Priest River Development Corporation
Why are you running for public office?
I feel that I have the experience and the knowledge to help move Bonner County forward. I enjoy working with people, and can bring a more balanced outlook to the commissioners office.
If you are elected, how much time will you spend each week in the office?
I would conduct my hours as I did in the past. I intend to devote full time to the job. When not in the office, I would be working on issues important to the county. Being a county commissioner is more than a 9-5 position. I always tried to keep one or two days a week open to make appointments outside the office, but the rest of the time in. I have always made myself available, even on weekends and evenings.
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?
My background and experience. My attitude toward public service. Iím accessible, accountable, and more than ready to serve. I believe in an open-door policy, being available to my constituents at all times. I have done the job before, and feel I can help to guide and direct Bonner County into the future. I have the background to tackle the tough problems we are facing. I have historical perspective and have an eye to the future.