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Barry McHugh

A candidate for Prosecutor, Kootenai County in the 2012 Idaho Primary

Party: Republican

City: Dalton Gardens , Idaho


Election results

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Barry McHugh (R) 7,591 62.69%
Donald Gary (R) 4,517 37.31%

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Donald Gary

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McHugh: He Thought He Was Truthful

No charges will be filed against a petitioner who was surreptitiously recorded making inaccurate statements while attempting to collect a signature on a petition to put a referendum to recall four Coeur d’Alene elected officials before voters. The recording, made April 29 on Tubbs Hill,…


McHugh Investigates Recall Complaint

The Kootenai County Prosecutor’s Office said Monday it will investigate the complaint filed last week by recall opponents, Stop The Recall. Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh said the office will look into the complaint largely based on the volume of allegations in it. “I’ll likely…


Former Kootenai County deputy prosecutor claims age bias

A former deputy prosecutor in Kootenai County claims he was asked to take a psycho-sexual examination as part of a plot to get rid of him because of his age. Kenneth Stone alleges Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh and the county discriminated against him based on his age when they fired him after asking him to undergo the test, as well as a lie-detector examination, amidst sexual harassment allegations.


CdA Asks McHugh To Withdraw Suit

The Coeur d’Alene City Attorney’s office has asked Prosecutor Barry McHugh (pictured) to withdraw the lawsuit filed against the city on behalf of County Clerk Cliff Hayes to clarify the deadline in the attempted recall of Mayor Sandi Bloem and three City Council members. Deputy…


Hayes Sues To Clarify Recall Date

Kootenai County Clerk Cliff Hayes has filed suit against the city of Coeur d’Alene and individuals involved on both sides of the recall attempt in an effort to clarify the recall deadline, now set for June 19. Hayes, through his counsel, Prosecutor Barry McHugh, wants…


Huckleberries: Is Hagadone having his hydroplane dream again?

Huckleberries hears that the Hagadone Corp. and allies are working behind the scenes to bring a small hydroplane regatta to the north shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene late this summer. Sources say that Hagadone property along Silver Beach, including the Beachouse area east of Coeur d’Alene, would be used for viewing. Organizers have asked the city of Coeur d’Alene to help with the logistics of staging the event just outside city limits.


Donald Gary Seeks Prosecutor Spot

Holding office was never on Donald Gary’s radar before he filed candidacy for Kootenai County prosecuting attorney, he admitted. But the Post Falls attorney considers his campaign a civic duty, he said, on account of the issues he believes must be redressed at the prosecutor’s…


McHugh Won’t Review Mack Vote Issue

Item: McHugh’s office won’t review Mack vote case/Maureen Dowd, Coeur d’Alene Press More Info: It’s unclear yet if charges will be filed in the case of an allegedly forged Kootenai County Republican Central Committee proxy ballot, but it is likely the local prosecutor’s office won’t…


DOTC Appreciates McHugh’s Emotion

Dan Of The Community: I attended and it was a very informative and civil event. I happened to sit right behind Barry’s parents and next to the wife of Don Gary, no negative vibes or tension in the air. I think everyone, and likely Barry…


Prosecutor McHugh, Gary Square Off

Panhandle Pachyderm President Luke Sommer (left), Prosecutor Barry McHugh (center), and GOPrimary challenger Don Gary, Spokane tax lawyer, at noon luncheon today at Templin’s Red Lion in Post Falls Donald Gary, an attorney with little to know criminal law background, came out swinging today in…


Commissioners Propose Govt Change

Kootenai County commissioners have asked Prosecutor Barry McHugh to draft a ballot measure that would dramatically restructure county government. The measure, which will be on the November ballot, will call for a commission-manager form of government with four current elected offices to be transformed into…


Barry Keeps An Eye On Voting

Barry McHugh, the Kootenai County prosecutor (left), watches as caucus workers count ballots at New Life Church. McHugh was one of the Republican functionaries assigned to run one of the 10 GOP caucus sites throughout Kootenai County.


McHugh: Johnson Ineligible For Sheriff

Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh says sheriff hopeful Adam Johnson’s probation status on a felony charge makes him ineligible to file a declaration of candidacy. McHugh sent the opinion Wednesday to Kootenai County Clerk Cliff Hayes. Here’s a copy of the opinion/Coeur d’Alene Press Online….


Prosecutor Faces Nepotism Claims

Defense attorneys in Coeur d’Alene are raising questions of nepotism in the Kootenai County prosecutor’s office, saying that the hiring of a chief deputy prosecutor’s wife is an affront to state law. The office defends the decision, saying that the woman, former prosecutor Betsy Black,…


McHugh To Seek Re-Election

Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh greeted former County Clerk Dan English after announcing this afternoon that he would seek re-election to his county office. McHugh said his campaign “will focus on his accomplishments from his first term in the office, as well as his plans…


North Idaho assessment appeal denied

A person can’t appeal the property assessment on land the person doesn’t own, the Kootenai County prosecutor has determined. Prosecutor Barry McHugh said he made his decision after analyzing Idaho law and seeking the advice of officials in other counties.


Prosecutor Denies Spencer’s Appeal

The Kootenai County prosecutor has determined a Spirit Lake resident can’t appeal a property assessment on land he doesn’t own, after analyzing Idaho statues and seeking other counties’ advice. “It was definitely worth taking the time, because it’s a question that needed to be answered,…


Mary: Jump, Barry, Jump

In her weakly newsletter, Mary Souza castigates Prosecutor Barry McHugh for not jumping when state Rep. Kathy Sims told him to as well as her favorite pincushion, Councilman Mike Kennedy. Mary’s in a huff because McHugh hasn’t deemed it important so far to waste is…


Board to weigh alleged assault

The mother of a Kellogg High School student who was allegedly stripped by other girls during a bus ride earlier this month said she’s angry that her daughter’s assailants might not be adequately punished. Heidi Hershly of Rapid City, S.D., said the Kootenai County Prosecutor’s Office told her Wednesday that her daughter’s case would be heard by a “diversion board” Tuesday.


McHugh: Teachers Union Did No Wrong

Originally posted 10:29 a.m. Saturday Item: Prosecutor: No campaign crime was committed/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d’Alene Press More Info: The Kootenai County prosecutor has found no evidence that the local teachers union in Coeur d’Alene committed any crimes by offering financial campaign assistance to school board…


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