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Mayor Bloem To Seek 3rd Term

Although it isn't official yet, Mayor Sandi Bloem told Huckleberries this morning that she will seek a historic third term this fall. "I'm healthy, and I love what I'm doing," Bloem said. "I'm in a good place." Ray Stone is the only other Coeur d'Alene mayor to be elected to two, four-year terms. He was defeated by Al Hassell in his attempt to be elected for a third term. Bloem said she wasn't prompted to seek re-election to finish a particular project, like the Education Corridor or the Midtown renovation. She simply enjoys her role as part of a progressive team that involves city staff and community leaders. "I want to continue as part of this team and to play another game." She said she wants to be part of bringing other worthy programs and projects to the Lake City, like the Kroc Center and Ironman Coeur d'Alene. Mayor Bloem said she hasn't set a date to officially announce plans for re-election.

  • Council incumbents whose terms expire this year are: Mike Kennedy, Deanna Goodlander and Woody McEvers.

Question: How would you rate Sandi Bloem's performance over the past 8 years?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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