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Fillios Backs Souza’s Vision For CdA

Architect Dick Stauffer of Miller-Stauffer points out amenities on the new McEuen Field to Coeur d'Alene City Council candidate Chris Fillios (right) and his Fillios' wife, Linda, during an open house for the emerging park Saturday. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)

A letter was circulated viIa email Friday on behalf of Chris Fillios, candidate for Coeur d'Alene City Council seat No. 2. A Berry Picker forwarded the letter to Huckleberries. It reads in part: “My opponent, Amy Evans is a self-proclaimed progressive liberal, whose view of events in Coeur d’Alene is analogous to Mr. Rogers’ wonderland.  Never mind, the money diverted to LCDC, and the special favors showered upon downtown landowners by a complicit City Council. I join Mary Souza, mayoral candidate in attempting to instill a new era of accountability, transparency, and economic growth front and center. If you believe as I do, that President Obama, is systematically ruining our nation, than(sic) you should also realize that should my opponent, Amy Evans, prevail, she will only enhance Coeur d’Alene’s demise.” Full letter here.

Question: Is it fair to try to tie an opponent in a City Council race to President Obama?

Debate: Evans, Fillios Square Off

Item: Evans, Fillios talk city salaries at candidates' forum/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press

More Info: The first question from the Coeur Group panelist, which sponsored the event, dealt with how the candidates would repair what some believe is a dysfunctional City Council. Fillios said he would restore transparency and oversight first. “Whether that be toward the question of urban renewal or the budgets,” he said. “Budgets are routinely rubber stamped. They are not examined for detail.” He pointed to the parks budget which he said does not include any line items. Evans, pictured, said it is important to have fresh voices and fresh faces on the council and the city should listen to all of the people in the community, as well as evaluate efficiencies in the budget and capitalize on those. “I am a fresh face and I am a fiscal conservative that will look at the budget carefully and look at all efficiencies that are to be had,” she said. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)

DFO: When asked by the Coeur Group to say how he differs from his opponent, Fillios said he's a conservative fiscally and socially, while his opponent if a progressive liberal. Evans didn't respond to that jab, stating only that she thought Fillios was a nice man whom she'd just met. Thoughts?

Fillios Files For Coeur d’Alene Council

East Side Highway District Commissioner Chris Fillios has become the third person to file for the Coeur d'Alene City Council seat now held by Councilman Mike Kennedy, who isn't seeking re-election. With filing deadline at 5 o'clock today, Fillios filed for Seat 2 against Amy Evans and Jared Festner. Those signing Fillios' candidacy petition were: Gary Ingram, Martha West, Karen Lawson, Rebecca Funk, Judey Brown, Lyssa Kopke, Steve Kopke, Linda Fillios, (one unreadable name) and the candidate himself.

Festner Files For Kennedy Seat

Jared Festner, of 935 Front Ave., has filed his candidacy papers to run for the Coeur d'Alene City Council seat now held by Councilman Mike Kennedy, who isn't seeking re-election. Festner joins Amy Evans, 717 B St., as a candidate for the seat. Eight people signed Festner's candidacy petition: Sarah & Travis Knoblich, Jeff Alicea, Kyle & Emily Neufeld, Carolyn Meyer, Amanda Tonasket and Amanda Festner. Ten people signed Evans petition: Chris Meyer, Sandi Bloem, Jeff Crowe, Kris & Kai Sharbono, Roger Snyder, Joe Morris, Cynthia & Tom Taggart, and Doug Evans. You can see all the current Coeur d'Alene municipal election filings here.

Thoughts?

Amy Evans at the fair

Duane Rasmussen sends this photo of city council candidate Amy Evans at the North Idaho Fair.

Do you visit the political booths when you attend the fair?

Festner To Oppose Evans For Seat 2

Jared Festner said Friday he is running for Coeur d'Alene City Council. It's the first attempt at public office for the Houston, Texas, native, who has lived in Coeur d'Alene for three years. He is seeking seat 2. Festner, 35, is in his final year at North Idaho College pursuing an information technology degree. He is married, has two children, and coaches his son's soccer team. He said Friday he would have favored a public vote on McEuen Park and would not have favored the anti-discrimination ordinance the City Council recently adopted. He hasn't yet appointed a treasurer. Amy Evans is also seeking seat 2/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Do you expect partisan Republicans to field a candidate for every Coeur d'Alene council seat?

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