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12 Reasons: Why Sims must go

Off the top of my head, I can think of 10 reasons why state Rep. Kathy Sims should be shown the door by GOPrimary voters next month:

  • She regularly votes against decent funding for public education.
  • She voted against a mental health crisis center for Coeur d'Alene.
  • She voted against suicide prevention funding.
  • She voted against funding to ensure deadbeat dads pay what they owe.
  • Her vote against child support enforcement funding helped force the 2015 Legislature to hold a special session.
  • She opposed the purchase of the old DeArmond mill site for the education corridor.
  • She was a key figure in the failed 2012 recall attempt against then mayor Sandi Bloem & 3 City Council members.
  • She fought against the city of Coeur d'Alene for more than a year before paying a fine to correct a campaign finance report for an attack ad against City Council members, including revered Councilman Ron Edinger.
  • She even opposed a little girl's successful desire to designate the giant salamander as Idaho's State Amphibian.
  • She was endorsed by the Phil Hart wing of the local GOP (Kootenai County Republican Concerned Citizens).
  • She received an A-minus grade from the IFF Freedom Index.
  • Newcomer Paul Amador is a fresh face who will work with our quality Coeur d'Alene mayor and community leaders. Sims simply will continue to sit on the "no" button and oppose such things as urban renewal that have made Coeur d'Alene great.

Question: Did I miss anything?

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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