Dunno who the guy is on the far left, but the rest are the Balance North Idaho ticket that throttled the partisan Republican ticket to win the mayor's seat and three council positions, from left, Amy Evans, Mayor-elect Steve Widmyer, incumbent Woody McEvers and Kiki Miller. Widmyer is speaking to the crowd at his eatery/tavern, the Fort Ground Grill.
Coeur d’Alene voters passed over a slate of hard-line conservatives and elected moderate or left-leaning candidates for mayor and City Council. Business owner Steve Widmyer will take over as mayor Jan. 7. He easily beat longtime City Hall critic Mary Souza 56 percent to 42 percent. Widmyer, co-owner of the Fort Ground Grill and two women’s clothing stores, will replace Sandi Bloem, who is finishing her 12th year as mayor of the Lake City. “I’m feeling pretty good,” Widmyer said Tuesday night at a victory party at his restaurant. “I think we ran a pretty positive campaign and this shows people are willing to move forward in a positive manner.” Souza, co-owner of Design Events, expressed no regrets about the campaign she ran/Scott Maben, SR. More here.