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Fri., Oct. 18, 2013, 2:47 p.m.

3 Battle For McEvers’ Council Seat

Following are Coeur d'Alene Press profiles by Jeff Selle of the three candidates for the council seat now held by Woody McEvers:

  • Amber Copeland: "I am not what they expect," Copeland said. "People like to fit people in a box. I don't fit in a box." The 33-year-old single mother of four children is running to represent what she considers an under-respresented demographic in Coeur d'Alene. Profile here.
  • Sharon Hebert: Hebert, who relocated to Coeur d'Alene from California in 1995, got involved in the McEuen controversy after attending a public workshop the city held to gather public input on the concept. Having some architectural background, Hebert said she realized right away that the new park's design concept was going to be costly. Profile here.
  • Woody McEvers: McEvers isn't totally against the public having a vote on the matter, but he wonders where the council draws the line. There is no way the council could put every controversial issue up for a vote, he said. "We have rules to play by and I try to be fair and consistent," McEvers said. "I'm fine with the public having a vote on some of these issues, but let's create a policy with clear parameters that help us determine what is going to be voted on and what isn't." Profile here.

Question: How would you rank the candidates on a 1., 2. 3. basis?

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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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