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Johnson Not Qualified For Sheriff Run

The criminal history of a declared candidate for Kootenai County sheriff might prevent him from entering the race. Adam M. Johnson, a former North Idaho businessman and Post Falls Chamber of Commerce board member who played a central role in a high-profile shooting in downtown Coeur d'Alene, announced in January he planned to run. It's not the shooting, however, but a guilty plea to a heroin possession charge, a felony, last year that might derail his shot at being the county's top cop. "I knew he was convicted of a felony," said Kootenai County Clerk Cliff Hayes. "I asked the prosecutor to review the law." Barry McHugh, the county's prosecutor, submitted a written opinion on Wednesday/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (Photo: Adam Johnson Facebook wall)

Question: Would Johnson's candidacy have made any difference in the final outcome of the GOPrimary involving the sheriff's race?




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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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