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DOTC: Service Before Party Politics

Dan of the County (speaking in the third person): While Dan is loyal to his party he takes his loyalty to the voters and citizens of the county even more seriously. Because he is the chief election official of the county he is deliberately less active in partisan politics than most elected officials and even refuses to put up any partisan yard signs in his own yard except for his own (if you don't believe in yourself how can you ask others to). That may help to explain why Dan keeps getting elected in a county that has been referred to as the most Republican county in the most Republican state in the nation (although the GOP bragging rights in that regard may have slipped a little in recent years).

Question: Why do you think Democrat Dan English keeps getting elected in a bright-red Republican county?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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