Kootenai County Sheriff, Republican Primary, Kootenai County
|Benton E. “Ben” Wolfinger (R)||7,778||60.89%|
|John Green (R)||4,996||39.11%|
* 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.
For over a decade Kootenai County officials have wrestled with how to tackle jail crowding knowing that voters don’t want to raise property taxes to pay for a construction project.
The race for sheriff of Kootenai County has gone well beyond a debate over patrol staffing, deputy pay and jail crowding. Rathdrum attorney John Green is challenging Sheriff Ben Wolfinger’s ideological view on the role of sheriff.
One of the fond remembrances at the memorial service in Coeur d’Alene for the late Patty Duke (Anna Pearce) was told by nephew Mike Kennedy.
When was the last time you voted for a sheriff based on his or her standing as a scholar? Like most people, you probably wanted the best person to enforce the laws, not interpret them.
John Green, a “constitutional sheriff” candidate running in the Kootenai County GOP primary, is delighted to have the endorsement of erstwhile Arizona sheriff Richard Mack, founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Police Officers Association.
Today, Dave Keyes, of Sandpoint, manages a string of newspapers for a Billings, Mont., newspaper group. But 30 years ago, he was a rookie reporter for the Bonners Ferry Herald in need of a Diet Pepsi. His quest for the pop placed him at the wrong place at the wrong time, as he ended up looking down the barrel of a rifle.