Council, Mayoral Races Will Be Decided Today

Cities and towns across North Idaho will elect mayors and city council members today.

Al Hassell will attempt to become only the second person ever to win a second term as mayor of Coeur d’Alene. He’s being opposed by newcomer Steve Judy.

Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Hassell is a partner in an insurance and financial planning firm in Coeur d’Alene. Judy is human resources director for North Idaho Immediate Care and worked for U.S. Sen. Larry Craig and U.S. Sen. Dirk Kempthorne for five years.

Three City Council seats also are being contested by six candidates. The three candidates getting the most votes will win office.

The candidates include council veterans Nancy Sue Wallace, who has served on the council since 1991, and Sue Servick, who was appointed to fill a vacant council seat in 1995.

The other candidates are independent logger Stan Smith, real estate salesman Manny Olvera, businesswoman Deanna Goodlander and private investor Hank Roseth.

In other elections today, Post Falls will elect a mayor and two council members and decide on a $2 million library bond. Rathdrum, Spirit Lake, Hayden, St. Maries, Priest River, Ponderay, Clark Fork, Wallace, Kellogg, Mullan and Pinehurst also are filling city council seats.

, DataTimes

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