Coeur d’Alene City Council candidate Adam Graves said Thursday that his opponent’s claim that Graves is “out to get his family” is “pure political posturing in pursuit of the sympathy vote.” Graves is challenging 40-plus-year incumbent Ron Edinger, who said Wednesday that “individuals” were attacking his family because they had no issue with which to discredit him. City Attorney Mike Gridley said Wednesday that following Graves’ inquiry about Edinger’s daughter’s city employment, he investigated further and discovered three of Edinger’s grandsons had been hired by the city in violation of state nepotism laws. The grandsons’ employment subsequently was terminated last week. The daughter’s job is grandfathered in under the 1990 nepotism law/Alison Boggs, SR. More here.
- Also: Edinger spoke about job rule: Family hire conflict re-surfacing topic; discussed in 2000/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press
Question: Should there be an Idaho law that prevents family members of mayors and city councilmen from working for their cities?