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Wed., Oct. 19, 2011, 9 a.m.

Hamilton: Shouldn’t Toe Union Line

RE: Police, fire billboard touts wannabes (John Bruning & George Sayler)/HucksOnline

Tom Hamilton: To put it in my perspective, I view the responsibility of a Trustee to be primarily advocacy for the taxpayer and the parents. The administration should advocate for the district, the CEA should advocate for the teachers and between all of those groups, our mutual goal is to advocate for the student. I view the role of the city council, public unions and city administrators in much the same light. It is not the role of the city councilman to blindly support the public unions. There should be give and take, negotiation and compromise. That’s why I like Dan. He honestly doesn’t tow anyone’s line…he listens, thinks, discusses and decides…just the way I think it ought to be.

Question: What impact does an endorsement from Coeur d'Alene's rank-and-file police officers & firefighters have?




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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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