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Fri., May 2, 2014, 1:01 p.m.

NWPOA Unveils Candidate Ratings

The North West Property Owners Alliance has made its endorsements for various county and legislative races, based on property rights issues in the organization's mission statement ( In a news release, NWPOA said: The NWPOA Board and Election Committee collectively spent hundreds of hours researching and examining candidates for the upcoming May 20, Primary Election. Some candidates participated by completing a one-hour NWPOA candidate survey and submitting a one-page bio and resume to aid in the rating effort. In addition, we reviewed candidate websites, news articles, member input, candidate interviews, public forums, and voting
records, all of which were taken into account." The following make up the board: Jennifer Locke, Gary Mitchell, Carla Woempner, Jeff Tyler, and Kristi Cochrane. Those who received the highest rating from NWPOA were:

  • County: Commissioner 1 -- Marc Eberlein, Commissioner 2 -- Dave Stewart.
  • Legislative District 2: Seat 2A -- Vito Barbieri, Seat 2B -- Eric Redman.
  • Legislative District 3: Senate -- Bob Nonini, Seat 3A -- Ron Mendive, Seat 3B -- Don Cheatham (w/Jeff Ward a close 2nd).
  • Legislative District 4: Senate -- Mary Souza, Seat 4A -- Toby Schindelbeck, Seat 4B -- Kathy Sims.

NWPOA press release & ratings on property issues

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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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