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No Challengers For NIC Seats

There won't be any challengers' names printed on the Nov. 4 ballot for two seats up for election on the North Idaho College Board of Trustees. By Tuesday's 5 p.m. filing deadline, just two candidates had submitted their paperwork: incumbents Christie Wood and Ken Howard (pictured). "I appreciate an informal vote of confidence," Wood said Tuesday evening. "I'm excited to continue working with the college on making great decisions for our students and the community." NIC is governed by a five-member board elected at-large from throughout the county. Community college trustee elections are nonpartisan, and the positions are volunteer. Those elected serve without pay. Wood and Howard could still face competition from write-in candidates, but the threat is minimal. Write-in election competitors rarely win, although it's not unheard of/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: This is great news. What do you think happened to a Tea-Publican challenge?

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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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