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Hutcheson To Run For GOP Sheriff Nod

Keith Hutcheson, chief of the Coeur d'Alene Tribal Police, told the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee Tuesday night that he plans to run for Kootenai County sheriff next year as a Republican. Sheriff's Major Ben Wolfinger also has announced his intention to run as a Republican for the seat of long-time incumbent Rocky Watson, who has announced he won't see another term. Hutcheson, according to Betsy Russell/SR, who was at the meeting told the Central Committee that he has always been a Republican -- and offered the cross-deputization agreement that he hammered out with Benewah County officials as proof that he can get things done. Hutcheson lost by 44 votes to incumbent Ron Jacobson in a race for Post Falls City Council in 2009.

Question: Do you like the way the GOP primary race for Kootenai County sheriff is shaping up?

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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