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Where does Spencer vote?

Where have you lived and voted, Larry?

In the Coeur d’ Alene Press April voters pamphlet, Larry Spencer, Kootenai County Commission candidate, described his lifelong residence status as “within 30 miles of Hayden Lake.” What he neglected to tell us was that much of the time up to this year, according to public records obtained from the Internet, his residence was 28 miles north of Hayden Lake in Bonner County. His property owners group also still shows this Bonner County address.

Newspaper accounts also have repeatedly referred to Spencer as a Bonner County resident.

Larry, when, if ever, is the last time you voted in Kootenai County?

Charles Waller

Bayview, Idaho


 

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