M 2012 Idaho General Election

Ben Wolfinger

A candidate for Kootenai County Sheriff, Kootenai County in the 2012 Idaho General Election

Party: Republican

On this race: Look at unique ways to provide adequate and compliant jail space, such as private jails; address root causes for offenders to reduce recidivism. Be competitive in the job market and work with commissioners to set priorities for levels of required and optional service. Use education and community partnerships to suppress property crime.

Notable: Has worked in, supervised or managed every aspect of the Sheriff’s Department over 29 years. Coeur d’Alene City Council, 2000-2005. Distinguished Citizen of the Year, 2005.


Bob Foster Independent
Tom Dickson Independent
Joe Bodman Independent

Last updated: Nov. 14, 2 p.m. Election results

Ben Wolfinger (R) 39,739 72.46%
Bob Foster (I) 8,238 15.02%
Tom Dickson (I) 3,584 6.53%
Joe Bodman (I) 3,284 5.99%
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