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Souza, Widmyer Debate Before Dems

A few jabs were traded between Coeur d'Alene mayoral candidates Mary Souza and Steve Widmyer at the Kootenai County Democrats luncheon on Friday, but Joe Kunka was a no show. Tamara Poelstra, who moderated the event, said Kunka did not respond to repeated requests. Souza and Widmyer responded to 17 questions ranging from whether they will support the Arts Commission - which they both said they would - to how they differ from their opponents. Those differences were probably best illustrated when the candidates debated over the city's anti-discrimination ordinance which followed Poelstra's question about their positions on it and whether they believe the ordinance creates a special protected class. Souza said she had a couple of issues with the ordinance. She said the process used to pass the ordinance was rushed, and should have included more public input/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (Shawn Gust CdA Press photo: Steve Widmyer and Mary Souza debate at the Democratic Club luncheon Friday)

DFO: Souza and Widmyer will debate again today at North Idaho College, from noon to 2 p.m., sponsored by the NIC Republican Club.

Recallers To Meet Some Candidates

Frank Orzell and ReclaimCDA, the re-minted RecallCDA organization, will meet the candidates — or at least some candidates (judging from the group's email list) at Kathy Sims' Honda dealership on Seltice Way this evening. The get-together will begin at 7. Coeur d'Alene council candidates on the email list circulated last week were Sharon Hebert, Chris Fillios and Noel Adam. Adam is also the guest speaker this week at the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans. Meanwhile, Balance North Idaho is busy interviewing candidates fior endorsement purposes.

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Wolfe Files For Post Falls Council

Alan Wolfe, of 591 N. Stephanie Street, has become the third candidate to file for Post Falls City Council Seat 2, creating a three-way race with Jim Hail and Barry Rubin. Three people signed Wolfe's petition: Laurel Rollins, Danielle Wolfe and Ami Boni. Two of the three City Council races are currently have three candidates. Councilwoman Linda Wilhelm remains the only council member unopposed for re-election, for Seat 6. Filing deadline is at 5 p.m. today. You can see a list of all Post Falls candidates here.

Adam Files For CdA Council Seat

As mentioned on this blog last week, Noel Adam of 3939 N22nd St. has filed his candidacy papers to run for open City Council Seat No. 6. Kiki Miller is the only other candidate who has filed for the seat now occupied by long-time Councilwoman Deanna Goodlander. Adam, a Coeur d'Alene Realtor, submitted a petition with six signatures: Tricia Dean, P.J. Dean, Sandra Davis, Nancy A. Adam, James E. Pryor and his own. Huckleberries told you that he would be a candidate after seeing that he was listed as a Coeur d'Alene City Council candidate who would be a Reagan Republican guest speaker this month. Filing deadline for Coeur d'Alene city candidates is 5 p.m. Friday.

Jim Hail Files For Post Falls Council

With the support of his family and friends, Jim Hail formally announced today his candidacy for Post Falls City Council, Seat No. 2. In his announcement, Hail described his campaign for office and his vision for the future of the city of Post Falls. “Being a lifelong resident of the area, I am passionate about the city of Post Falls and its people,” said Hail.  “I hope to keep Post Falls a family-friendly community where I can raise children and maintain the qualities that make the city a place people are proud of.” Bringing over a decade of business experience to the table, Hail went on to say, “I believe that my life experiences, professional expertise, abilities, and understanding of the issues uniquely position me as the best candidate for Post Falls City Council”/News Release. More here.

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Running Hard For Mayor

Steve and Marie Widmyer are shown in this Facebook photo at their booth at the Downtown Street Fair, which is attracting buckets of rain this afternoon. Steve, who is running hard for Coeur d'Alene mayor, plans to be at the street fair from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. today and Saturday — and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. His booth is located between 4th and 5th streets on the north side of Sherman.

Question: Who is running harder for mayor at this point — Steve Widmyer, Mary Souza, Jim Brannon or Joe Kunka?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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