Chad Solsvik both entered and withdrew from the Coeur d’Alene City Council race in the nick of time.
Solsvik, 25, filed his petition for the race Oct. 10 - the final day to get on the ballot. Last Thursday, the city received a letter that he was withdrawing. There was no explanation.
Solsvik gave notice before ballots went to the printer. He could not be reached for comment.
Solsvik’s departure narrows the field of candidates from six to five for Coeur d’Alene’s three at-large council seats. Candidates for the four-year terms include political newcomers D.E. “Sam” Sears, Robert J. Wachter and Chris Copstead.
Incumbents Ron Edinger and Dixie Reid also are running for re-election.
The Nov. 7 election won’t be the final word on the composition of the council. Councilman Dan English is resigning this month to become Kootenai County clerk.
Mayor Al Hassell will appoint English’s replacement but will wait until after the election to make that decision. Anyone interested in the post should submit a resume to the mayor as soon as possible. , DataTimes