Benton E. "Ben" Wolfinger
City: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Occupation: Sheriff, Kootenai County
Education background: Earned associate of science degree in law enforcement from North Idaho College, and advanced and management certificates from the Idaho Peace Officers Standards and Training Academy.
Political background: Elected sheriff in 2012. Served as Coeur d’Alene City Councilman from December 2000 to January 2006. Served on the Governor’s Traffic Safety Commission for about 15 years.
Work experience: Wolfinger was hired as a deputy in 1983, at age 21, and has worked in or managed all aspects of the sheriff’s department since then. He has worked as a North Idaho College Law Enforcement Program Instructor and is past chairman of the Law Enforcement Advisory Committee.
Family: Married. Has two sons.
|Benton E. (Ben) Wolfinger (R)||5,489||43.11 %|
|Keith Hutcheson (R)||3,795||29.80 %|
|John Green (R)||3,450||27.09 %|