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CGX: Time For New Blood On Council

We still have most of a week to go before the lineup is more-or-less (not counting possible write-in candidates) set for the municipal elections for mayor and City Council positions this fall. Upon reading that one of the candidates would be Adam Graves, a parking commissioner and Downtown Association treasurer, CoeurGenX wrote: "he has my vote.. great guy.. bout time we push the old timers ( & past unsuccessful candidates) to the curb!" Another intriguing candidate is Amber Copeland, a single mother struggling to make it who has a different perspective on the needs in this community. Incumbents Ron Edinger and John Bruning are planning to run again, as are challengers from the 2009 elections: Steve Adams & Dan Gookin.

Question: Is it time for new blood? Or does the old blood provide an institutional memory that's more valuable?

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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