M 2011 Idaho General Election

Kerri Thoreson

A candidate for Council Seat 1, City of Post Falls in the 2011 Idaho General Election

City: Post Falls, Idaho

Occupation: Ronald D. Rankin Veterans Memorial Plaza curator; former newspaper publisher

On this race: Thoreson, 59, says her extensive civic involvement keeps her in touch with her constituents’ desires. She says she’s been consistent on budget matters by voting for a balanced budget without raising taxes. She acknowledges that she voted against the 2 percent tax increase in a hearing, but then for it when it became an ordinance, insisting at that stage, it was a “moot point.” A critical issue she is concerned about in the next term is the city’s effort to secure a permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to discharge from its wastewater treatment plant into the Spokane River. “Right now, we can’t meet the standards with the technology that exists.”

Currently serves on Post Falls City Council, first elected in 2007 and re-elected in 2011.

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Last updated: Nov. 9, 11:54 a.m. Election results

Kerri Thoreson 1,058 59.40%
Joe Bodman 496 27.85%
Jim Edgington 227 12.75%
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