Following is the announcement made by Adam Johnson of Coeur d'Alene today that he will run for Kootenai County sheriff. Johnson is a Coeur d'Alene businessman who was involved in a December 2009 shooting that wounded two Mose Lake men. Johnson didn't say which party nomination he'll seek: : "Friends, Family, and citizens of Kootenai County, it is with great pleasure that I announce today, my intention to run for the office of Sheriff of Kootenai County in the upcoming 2012 election. A press release and press conference will be released and scheduled soon to formally announce these intentions with the public-at-large. In the meantime and throughout the season we will use the linked Facebook page, as well as a soon to be active website that will be used to provide updates, event notifications, how to contribute to the campaign/get involved, and other related items." (Photo from Adam Johnson Facebook page) More below.
I look forward to the many challenges that running for this office means, as well as the opportunity to face those challenges and truly give the community a voice about the issues, as you see them, with regards to the office of Sheriff and its many operations. This includes the jail, patrol, 911, and more.
Transparency, accountability, respect, and compassion will be key elements of my campaign and to immediately address one of those points, I firmly believe that law enforcement without compassion, is Tyranny. We must all be allowed a voice in the process especially when that process is one of the single largest expenditures in our county's budget, your tax dollars. Win or lose, I intend to see that your voices are heard loud and clear