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Kathleen Sims

A candidate for State Representative, Pos. B (GOP), Idaho Legislative District 4 in the 2012 Idaho Primary

Party: Republican

City: Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Occupation: Owns car dealership

Owner of the Coeur d’Alene Honda dealership and a former county Republican Party chair, Sims is seeking a fourth term in the House. She earlier served a term in the Senate after being appointed, but lost to then-Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d’Alene, when redistricting pushed the two Republicans into the same district as she sought re-election. A critic of urban renewal laws and of the local redevelopment agency, she is vice chair of the House Local Government Committee. Sims also serves on the Judiciary and State Affairs committees. She is a Rotarian and a board member of the Idaho Auto Dealers. A Spokane native, Sims graduated from North Idaho Junior College in accounting. She served on the Idaho Human Rights Commission; and has two daughters and four grandchildren.

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My 2 Cents: It Ain’t Over

State Rep. Kathy Sims is shown at her station across from Sherman Hardware, trying to attract signatures for her recall petitions. Even if City Clerk Susan Weathers declares the Coeur d’Alene recall attempt a failure (void ab initio) at 4:30 p.m. today, the attempted takeover…

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Sims Targets Urban Renewal Again

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Kathy Sims Backs Gookin, Adams

Coeur d’Alene Honda, owned by state Sen. Kathy Sims, has contributed $908.48 apiece to the Coeur d’Alene City Council campaigns of Dan Gookin and Steve Adams. Sims, an outspoken critic of Mayor Sandi Bloem’s administration, made the contributions Oct. 3. Of note, Sims filed the…

Prosecutor: No Conflict Of Interest

Item: Bonner County prosecutor: No conflict of interest: Marshall: Officials won’t benefit from McEuen project/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d’Alene Press More Info: Bonner County Prosecutor Louis Marshall said Friday conflict of interest violations for Coeur d’Alene city officials regarding the McEuen Field project do not exist….

AG To Sims: Sorry, Can’t Help

Huckleberries has received the lengthy response by the Idaho Attorney General’s Office into a request by Rep. Kathy Sims, R-CdA, to investigate possible conflicts of interest involving local elected officials and the McEuen Field project. Deputy AG Brian Kane dismissed Sims contentions that Council members…

Sims Responds To Gridley Letter

State Sen. Kathy Sims sent the following terse note to Coeur d’Alene City Attorney Mike Gridley after reading his letter denouncing her claims that Mayor Sandi Bloem & City Council members had conflicts of interest in dealing the proposed McEuen Field upgrades: “Your letter is…

Bystander: Sims Respected In CdA

Gridley rips Kathy Sims’ conflict claims against Bloem, City Council/Hucks Online Almost Innocent Bystander: Kathy Sims is obviously smart and well respected outside of this blog and in this case, size matters. I think the numbers are going against the current Cda City cabal-no one…

Gridley Rips Sims’ ‘Conflict’ Claims

Originally posted at 5:02 p.m. Friday Huckleberries has acquired a copy of a response sent by City Attorney Mike Gridley to Assistant Chief Deputy Attorney General Brian Kane re: state Rep. Kathy Sims’ claims (which Gridley called “scurrilous”) of widespread conflicts of interest among elected…



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