M 2010 Idaho General Election

County Commissioner, District 2, Kootenai County

Last updated: Nov. 3, 10:44 a.m. Election results

Jai Nelson (R) 30,899 85.19%
(Write-in) Elmer “Rick” Currie (R) 5,370 14.81%

* 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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County Newcomers Sworn Into Office

Item: Time to serve: County officials take the oath of office, get right to work/Alecia Warren, Coeur d’Alene Pres… Read more

Huckleberries Hears …

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Currie, Piazza Leave Office

Item: Currie says goodbye: Commissioner, county staff reflect on 8 years in office/Alecia Warren, Coeur d’Alene Pr… Read more

Kootenai County OKs new comprehensive plan

Kootenai County commissioners on Thursday approved a comprehensive plan that’s been four years in the making. Updating the 16-year-old plan began in the fall of 2006 and involved hundreds of meetings, with input from developers, environmentalists, mayors, state agencies and ordinary citizens. Commissioner Rick Currie said the plan would not please everyone but is the county’s best attempt at compromise. 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

Vestal: BNSF derails its ‘good neighbor’ policy

Remember Livingston. Whatever the outcome of the BNSF Railway Co.’s lawsuit against Kootenai County – in which the railroad argues that the county has no power to make sure it’s not spilling fuel into our drinking water – remember Livingston. Read more

Street name for veteran faces hurdle

Plans to name a street after Medal of Honor recipient Vernon Baker have hit a snag in North Idaho, where the decorated World War II veteran spent his final years. Read more

Will New Courthouse Bring Change?

On its Web site today, the Coeur d’Alene Press asked several readers whether they think the new county government … 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

Nelson, Hart Survive Write-In Tests

Longtime County Clerk Dan English fell — heavily — to his Republican opponent, former Post Falls Police Chief Clif… Read more

GOP incumbents finding easy wins in Idaho

A tumultuous election in Idaho led to high turnout and strong feelings, but the most-Republican-voting state in the nation was left little changed. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter rallied to win a second four-year term, despite widespread concern about his decision to cut school funding and the failure of the major initiative of his first term, a big investment in the state’s roads. Read more

How Many Currie, Griffiths Write-Ins?

I believe that Rick Currie and Howard Griffiths would win election today, if their names were on the ballot. But t… Read more

Nelson, Currie Spar To The End

Item: Commissioner race heats up with write-in: Currie, loser in Idaho primary, fighting back/Alison Boggs, SRMore… Read more

BP: Nelson KO’d Currie On KVNI

A Berry Picker e-mails this to Hucks HQ re: the appearance on KVNI radio this morning by GOPrimary winner Jai Nels… Read more

McGruber: Voting Against Hart’s Pal

McGruber: Does anyone else think that those who don’t live in Phil Hart’s district who object to his serving anot… Read more

2 New Kootenai Commissioners?

On KEA Blog, Terry Harris cutlines: “Candidates Jai Nelson and Dan Green at the comp plan hearing, perhaps discuss… Read more

Aerodynamic: Nelson No Show Again

Aerodynamic: And as I write this DFO, Nelson once again has blown off a forum - this time at the CDA Tribe in Plu… Read more

HBO Poll: Currie Easily Beats Nelson

Weekend Poll: In a surprise, incumbent Kootenai County Commissioner Rick Currie, a write-in candidate, defeated Ja… Read more

Nelson To Pass On CdA Tribe Forum

Huckleberries hears … that GOPrimary winner Jai Nelson (shown Friday at Spirit Lake City Park for GOP bus tour) … Read more

HBO Poll: Currie Or Nelson?

Wednesday Poll (didn’t have one Thursday): It’s obvious that the Wednesday poll got hijacked. It shows that 235 of… Read more