M 2012 Idaho General Election

Bob Foster

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

Party: Independent

Occupation: code enforcement officer, Coeur d'Alene Police Department

On this race: Eliminate waste in budget, especially relating to use of staff. Improve performance appraisal process and clarify employee purpose and expectations. Redefine the department’s mission, values and ethics to regain and improve community confidence.

Notable: 40 years in law enforcement and public safety administration, including 17 years as police chief at Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif., and in Willits, Calif. Law enforcement ethics instructor; FBI National Academy Graduate.

Competitors

Ben Wolfinger Republican
Tom Dickson Independent
Joe Bodman Independent

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

CandidateVotesPct
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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