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Dan English

A candidate for Clerk, Kootenai County in the 2010 Idaho General Election

Party: Democratic

Age: 64

His words: “I feel like I have some good things to contribute from my experience. I enjoy being part of the decision-making process and listening to people.”

His pitch: Says he isn’t running on any “burning issues” but does believe citizens need to feel their elected leaders are hearing their concerns. Believes the city’s urban renewal district has done some “great things” and is an asset to the community, but adds that he knows some urban renewal projects and the district’s management style have been controversial. “I definitely believe it has room for improvement, and some of that is probably communication with the public.” English said he would seek a balance between being fiscally prudent and ensuring quality city services, and he’s not opposed to the city accepting federal grants.

Experience: Executive director, Habitat for Humanity of Kootenai County. Kootenai County Clerk, 1995-2010; Coeur d’Alene City Council, 1993-95; Coeur d’Alene School Board, 1985-89. Also worked 22 years as a licensed counselor.

Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Cliff Hayes (R) 24,935 60.49 %
Dan English (D) 16,290 39.51 %

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