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Harwood Gives Blessing To Candidate

Benewah County Businessman Ken De Vries filed yesterday for election to Idaho House of Representatives District 5 Seat B, a district containing Benewah and Latah Counties. De Vries, in his first run for public office, will seek a two-year term to the seat currently held by Rep. Dick Hardwood (pictured). Harwood has announced he is retiring from the Legislature and endorsing De Vries. Ken De Vries, 52, a self-employed business software consultant lives with his wife of 24 years, Yvonne on their working ranch in rural Benewah County.  They have three children.  Connor, 20,  Adrian, 17,  Trevor, 10.  De Vries has for more than 25 years developed software solutions for businesses and has owned I3 Consulting since 2003/News Release. More here.

Question: Who has the edge in a race in the new Legislative District 5, encompassing Benewah & Latah counties? Candidates from Benewah County? Or candidates from Latah County?

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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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