About this race
Longtime Post Falls Mayor Clay Larkin is stepping down, setting up a two-way race to replace him.
Post Falls Mayor, City of Post Falls
* 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.
Again, Kootenai County owes a debt of gratitude to Treasurer Tom Malzahn for postponing his retirement 21 months to protect his office from right-wing ideologues who control the local GOP. In Idaho, the respective parties provide up to three names for appointment by commissioners when a vacancy occurs among the courthouse elected officials. Malzahn feared that the tea party/Ron Paul wing that dominates the GOP Central Committee would bypass his competent deputy, Laurie Thomas, in favor of conservative ideologues.
Horse whisperer Erica Curless (now also part of The Spokesman-Review team producing the Monday Boomer U page) sez it’s “never good when your trailer tire passes you at 60 mph.” At the time, Erica was hauling a load of heifers for sale to Billings. The Les Schwab at Thompson Falls said it could replace her tire – next Wednesday. So Erica & Co. limped into the Les Schwab in balmy Missoula (9 degrees) to fix the tire. The road trip continued from there over the slick-as-snot pass near Livingston (minus 20 degrees).
Councilwoman Kerri Thoreson, who lost the Post Falls mayor’s race to Ron Jacobson on Tuesday, had the best line following the city elections. And we’ll get to it in a moment. On her Facebook wall after the election, Kerri talked about putting on her “game face” and heading out to face the public. First, she attended the Local Issues Committee of the Chamber of Commerce. Next, she retrieved signs and returned phone calls, texts and emails. Many were talking about her future election prospects.
Item: PF mayor candidates square off: Jacobson, Thoreson speak to Highlands group/Brian Walker, Press More Info: Kerri Thoreson and Ron Jacobson sit elbow to elbow on the Post Falls City Council. Both want to become Post Falls’ next mayor on Nov. 5. And, on Tuesday…
The Kootenai County Reagan Republicans officially announced endorsements today for six candidates in the November 5th Municipal Elections. The organization’s President Jeff Tyler said “The choices in this election have never been so clear cut and who to endorse has never been so obvious since…
Kerri Thoreson Facebooks today: “It’s official. I filed the paperwork at 8:30 a.m. to seek the office of mayor for Post Falls. It’s exciting to begin the actual quest that’s been several years in preparation. Filing is open through September 6 for the mayor’s seat…
Wednesday Poll: A large majority of Hucks Nation believes Councilwoman Kerri Thoreson will succeed Clay Larkin as mayor of Post Falls. Kerri announced her decision to run for mayor earlier this week. 91 of 149 respondents (61.07%) say Kerri will be the next mayor. 48…
Councilwoman Kerri Thoreson of Post Falls emailed the following announcement to Huckleberries moments ago: “I’m officially announcing my intention to seek the office of mayor in November. For the past six years I’ve had the privilege of serving the citizens on the Post Falls City…
Now, we all know what Mayor Sandi Bloem meant at the annual Human Rights Banquet on Monday when she said she’d return to the feast in 2014, but maybe not in the same capacity. She had already decided not to seek re-election to a fourth term, for personal and professional reasons – not because she feared possible stiff competition against rival Councilman Dan Gookin. Bloem told Huckleberries on Wednesday that she wasn’t going to run, when your columnist followed up on her banquet remark.