M 2010 Idaho General Election

Clerk, Kootenai County

Last updated: Nov. 3, 10:45 a.m. Election results

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

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

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Report: County Bad Checks Easy To Spot

Item: Police: Bad checks easy to spot: County official used correction fluid to hide thefts, detectives say/Meghan… Read more

Cliff Hayes Replaces English As Clerk

Kootenai County Clerk Cliff Hayes was sworn in at the Kootenai County administration building earlier today. (SR p… Read more

$139,000 missing

COEUR d’ALENE - Coeur d’Alene police investigating a suspected case of embezzlement by a former longtime Kootenai … Read more

Alleged embezzlement drew from account that wasn’t audited

Kootenai County’s former chief deputy clerk is suspected of embezzling $138,905 over 10 years, ending in October, the month before she retired, Coeur d’Alene police said Wednesday. Sandy Martinson, 62, has not been charged or arrested. Coeur d’Alene police, however, sent a formal request for charges to the Bonner County prosecutor, who is handling the case because Martinson worked for Kootenai County. Bonner County Prosecutor Louis Marshall said he hopes to make a decision by late next week. Potential charges include grand theft and felony misuse of public funds, Marshall said. Read more

Recently retired Kootenai County employee suspected of embezzlement

Coeur d’Alene police are investigating a suspected long-term pattern of embezzlement by Kootenai County’s recently… Read more

Dan: Am I The Last Of The Dems?

Dan of the Community: As I spend the last few weeks of my last term (mostly on some leave time since I’ve about cl… Read more

Keeping seasonal beliefs aloft

My son, Seth, is a 31-year-old doctor today, in his first year of neurosurgery residency at the University of Florida. But 26 years ago, he was a kindergartner suffering a crisis of faith in Post Falls. (Spoiler alert: Don’t allow small children star-struck by Santa Claus to read further.) In September 1984, we moved from Lewiston to Post Falls, after I accepted a job as a government reporter in the Coeur d’Alene office of The Spokesman-Review. Sometime that fall, Ben Clark, the precocious son of friends Doug and Sherry Clark, had spilled the beans to Seth. Ben had alleged there was no Santa Claus. The revelation hit Junior hard. He moped around much of the holiday season, challenging Mrs. O and I, whenever we mentioned the Jolly Old Elf. We were wondering how to lift Junior’s spirits when Santa and his reindeer appeared to do the heavy lifting for us. Junior was questioning the existence of St. Nick again when I pointed out the window one evening and said: “Well, if Santa Claus doesn’t exist, who’s that up in the sky?” I still cherish the look on Junior’s face as he saw Santa & Co. flying overhead. Thanks to those old Tidyman’s Santa helicopter flyovers, we gained one more Christmas of cherished memories as Junior again believed. Who knows? Maybe he still does. Why me, Lord? Read more

DOTC: Hart Hid Behind Kelso

Dan of the Community: What strikes me is that as an elected official for more than 20 years I cannot even remotel… Read more

Dan Responds To Mary’s Accusation

Re: Mary offers latest ‘09 Coeur d’Alene city election theory/Hucks OnlineDan of the Community: Wow, this is about… Read more

For Those Keeping Score At Home …

Kootenai County Clerk Dan English will serve as a private subject matter expert for the Janie Ward-Engelking team … Read more

DOTC: No Ballots Were Counted Early

Dan of the County: To be clear, no ballots are counted early, period. It took two solid days of 8-10 people workin… Read more

Last Democratic official in Kootenai County loses job

Kootenai County, already among the most conservative regions of the country, is about to lose its sole surviving Democratic elected county official. Longtime Kootenai County Clerk Dan English was defeated 60 percent to 40 percent by Cliff Hayes, the former Post Falls police chief. English had been Kootenai County’s clerk for 15 years. Read more

Huckleberries Talks With Dan English

DFO: Why do you think you lost the 2010 clerk’s election?Dan English: I’m sure every race had its particular issue… Read more

OOST: News Stories Hurt Clerk

Out Of Stater Tater: The lawsuit raised a lot of questions about how Dan (of the County) keeps house, fair or not… Read more

13,000 Absentees & Counting

County Clerk Dan English told Huckleberries Online moments ago that the Election Department has received 13,026 ab… Read more

County Fails To Distribute $400,000

Item: More tax relief not paid: County failed to distribute $400,000 due over 4 years/Alecia Warren, Coeur d’Alene… Read more

Write-Ins To Delay Vote Count

Item: Write can go wrong election night: Ballot counting expected to spill into early hours of Wednesday morning/M… Read more

Hayes: Confidence In Clerk Shaken

Republican Cliff Hayes, pictured, is challenging 15-year incumbent Democrat Dan English for the position of clerk… Read more

Weekend Poll: NIC Trustee Choices?

Thursday Poll: Incumbent Dan English is the overwhelming choice of Hucks Nation in the Kootenai County clerk’s rac… Read more

English Outraises Hayes In Clerk Race

Democrat Dan English has outraised Republican Cliff Hayes in an attempt to win re-election as Kootenai County cler… Read more