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Handeen Congratulates Hearn

Bjorn Handeen, who lost his Zone 5 Coeur d'Alene School Board campaign to Tom Hearn, sent this message to Huckleberries moments ago:

Though I am disappointed I did not win enough votes to be elected, I still consider it worthwhile to have spread the message that we need to ensure that our students have some idea about how to make a living by the time they leave our school system. My supporters agreed with this message, and agreed that revitalized vocational instruction- along with a more honest and robust career counseling program- is the first step in organizing an economic defense of this country.  While it is true that Tom Hearn and I had clear and significant ideological differences, the people of Coeur d’Alene can be proud that at no time did either campaign resort to the mud-slinging that characterizes modern political races. Mr. Hearn ran a strongly ethical campaign, and I thank him for that. We are lucky to be represented by a man of his caliber, and I congratulate him on his victory. Full statement here. (Facebook photo: Bjorn Handeen)

Question: Do you agree that the candidates were civil to one another in their campaigns?

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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