M 2011 Idaho General Election

Council Seat 1, City of Coeur d’Alene

Last updated: Nov. 9, 11:47 a.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Loren “Ron” Edinger 4,459 71.94%
Adam Graves 1,739 28.06%

* 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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Graves: Ozzy Osborn Backs Edinger?

Adam Graves: “Does anyone else read the support ads by candidates that list names of supporters? Edinger’s Sunday ad listed Ozzy Osborn. Anyone know if there’s someone in cda with the same name as the bat biting rocker??” DFO: Yeah, yeah, I know, singer Ozzy… Read more

Contrast Clear In Edinger-Graves Race

When Ron Edinger began serving on the Coeur d’Alene City Council, Adam Graves had not entered the world. Now the two – the 75-year-old with 40 years of incumbency and the 37-year-old businessman determined to modernize the city – are facing off for council seat… Read more

Contrast clear in CdA council race

When Ron Edinger began serving on the Coeur d’Alene City Council, Adam Graves had not entered the world. Now the two – the 75-year-old with 40 years of incumbency and the 37-year-old businessman determined to modernize the city – are facing off for council seat 1. The race has been cast both as a battle over the future of McEuen Field and as one of looking to the future rather than being mired in the past. Read more

OTV: Edinger Acted Like An Old Fart

RE: Geezers: Term wins no votes, friends OrangeTV: Graves vs Edinger was pretty wild. Graves was respectful, thoughtful and eloquent and I agreed with basically everything he had to say. Edinger on the other hand, true to character, was a grumpy old fart - he… Read more

Graves Challenges Technology Ban

Item: Unplugged: Coeur d’Alene City Council candidate won’t be able to use iPad during forum/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d’Alene Press More Info: A Coeur d’Alene City Council challenger is upset that he won’t be able to use his iPad at Thursday’s candidate forum, a rule he… Read more

Graves Miffed That He’ll Be iPadless

Coeur d’Alene City Council candidate Adam Graves is upset that he won’t be allowed to use his iPad at the televised CDATV candidates forum Wednesday afternoon. He wrote this letter to City Clerk Susan Weathers, who had advised him of the change: “You are going… Read more

Graves: Edinger Seeking Sympathy

Coeur d’Alene City Council candidate Adam Graves said Thursday that his opponent’s claim that Graves is “out to get his family” is “pure political posturing in pursuit of the sympathy vote.” Graves is challenging 40-plus-year incumbent Ron Edinger, who said Wednesday that “individuals” were attacking… Read more

Opponent: Edinger seeking sympathy

Coeur d’Alene City Council candidate Adam Graves said Thursday that his opponent’s claim that Graves is “out to get his family” is “pure political posturing in pursuit of the sympathy vote.” Graves is challenging 40-plus-year incumbent Ron Edinger, who said Wednesday that “individuals” were attacking his family because they had no issue with which to discredit him. Read more

Possible Conflict Addressed In 2000

On June 17, 2000, then SR CdA bureau reporter Winston Ross (pictured) wrote a story about the impact of a conflict-of-interest law re: Idaho cities hiring relatives of mayors of city council members. Here’s part of that report: “In Coeur d’Alene, Councilman Ron Edinger’s daughter… Read more

Graves: Didn’t Know About Grandkids

In light of the recent press release issued by incumbent Ron Edinger, I feel it is only appropriate and fair for the news to fairly report the actual events. After reviewing a report Dan Gookin created and posted on his web site, which showed pay… Read more

Ron Edinger: Didn’t Know Law

Coeur d’Alene City Councilman Ron Edinger said Wednesday he’s the victim of a smear campaign because he believes the proposed makeover of McEuen Field should be put to a public vote. In a statement released to the media, Edinger said he never used his position… Read more

Adams Leads Bruning In Fund-raising

Challenger Steve Adams has raised more than triple the amount of money than incumbent John Bruning in his 2011 race for Bruning’s Coeur d’Alene City Council seat No. 5. Adams has raised $5673 and spent $1695 through today’s first filing period for campaign finance disclosure… Read more

Ron Lahr: Amber Doesn’t Have A Chance

Re: Reagan Repub: Amber is a contendah/HucksOnline Ron Lahr/Reagan Republicans: I haven’t met Amber but i remember Reagan Repub posting that ‘Pachyderms is conservative Steve Adams territory.’ Steve also has a history on the central committee and with the Reagan Republicans while Amber is a… Read more

Huckleberries: Idaho duo tie the knot the rural-fashioned way

The bride was lovely. The groom was nervous. The wedding carriage was spit-shined – a new Kubota tractor upon which bride Libby Stockdale made her grand entrance to her wedding at the Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, 16 miles northeast of Sandpoint. Libby’s pop, Doug, was at the wheel. Libby was radiant, sitting in the front bucket, holding a bouquet of sunflowers. Now, Franck Eggelhoffer (Martin Short’s character in “Father of the Bride”) might not approve of Libby’s rural “limo.” But Marianne Love of the Slight Detour blog reports that witnesses enjoyed the “laid-back, warm, friendly gathering” that united Libby and Isaac Schoonover. Read more

Graves Admits He Was No Choir Boy

Adam Graves, a candidate for the Coeur d’Alene City Council, admits he was wild as a youngster and has a laundry list of tickets related to speeding to prove it. But he said he’s cleaned up his act since the mid-90s. Hucks Online received an… Read more

Hollingsworth Seeks Edinger Seat

Item: Hollingsworth vows less government, more listening/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d’Alene Press More Info: Three-time Republican representative candidate and building contractor Jim Hollingsworth is running for Coeur d’Alene City Council. The 71-year-old, in his first attempt for a city seat, is campaigning on scaling down the… Read more