Pat Whalen announces his candidacy for Idaho Sen. Bob Nonini's Senate District 3 seat to an audience that includes Ron Nilson of Ground Force Manufacturing and Post Falls Councilman Skip Hissong. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)
Pat Whalen believes the timing is right for him both personally and politically to make a run for the Idaho Senate. Whalen, a Post Falls resident and president of the Resource Computing software firm in Coeur d'Alene, announced Wednesday that he plans to seek Sen. Bob Nonini's District 3 legislative seat, starting with the May primary. Whalen, a Republican, is the current president of the Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County and has served on Rotary in Coeur d'Alene for more than 20 years, including time as a past president. "I've had success in building teams and consensus," Whalen said. "If you look at how fractured the Republican Party is, it's going to take that to make an impact on the community with economic development. You need a team builder"/Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.
DFO: If Nilson and the Post Falls establishment are supporting Nilson, Nonini is in trouble. What do you think?