ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here

Huckleberries Online

DFO: Write-In Against Hart OK, But …

I’m delighted that Hayden businessman Howard Griffiths has filed as a write-in candidate to challenge state Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, in the fall general election. Hart may have been given a 4-3 (along partisan lines) pass re: his tax problems by the so-called ethics committee hand-picked by House Speaker Lawerence Denney. But he needs someone to hold his feet to raise questions re: his actions. Republicans may want to look the other way. And some may consider Hart to be some sort of hero for resisting income tax payments that now has him about $700,000 in arrears to the IRS & Idaho Tax Commission. But a lot of North Idahoans are repulsed that he can continue to dodge tax payments while he sits on the House Revenue & Tax Commission that affects the taxes that affect the rest of us. I only wish Griffiths would have filed as a Democrat or Independent so he would have had a better shot at upsetting Hart.

Question: What value is there in having a write-in candidate face state Rep. Phil Hart?


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

Find DFO on Facebook

DFO on Twitter

Betsy Russell on Twitter

HBO newsmakers Twitter list

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Huckleberries Online.

Take this week's news quiz ›
Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here