New mayors will pick up the gavels of North Idaho’s two largest cities early next year, while the Coeur d’Alene City Council could shift sharply to the right with a new conservative majority. The November election holds the potential for big changes in leadership for the Lake City and Post Falls next door, with a packed field of 22 candidates running for eight seats. Candidate filing ended last week and now comes the campaigning. The past two election cycles have set the stage for the showdowns voters will see this fall, said political consultant Jeff Ward, who has been active with Kootenai County Reagan Republicans. “This will really determine the philosophical direction and governing philosophy of the two cities for a while, depending on what happens in this election,” Ward said/Scott Maben, SR. More here.
Question: Do you agree with Jeff Ward (and Eden Irgens a little lower in the story) that much is at stake in the Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls city elections?