Coeur d'Alene Mayor-elect Steve Widmyer tells his mother Tuesday night that he has won the election. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)
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, or 1,163 votes. 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”/Scott Maben, SR. More here.
Question: What's the first thing or two that Steve Widmyer should do after he becomes mayor?