City: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Kunka ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2005 and 2009, and for City Council in 2007. He’s been a longtime advocate of using targeted tax incentives to bring more “living-wage” jobs.
On this race:
This is Joe Kunka's third run for mayor. The 53-year-old former Marine is a salesman with Specialty Recreation & Marine. He has been a Little League volunteer for 15 years. Kunka received 37.5 percent of the vote in his unsuccessful challenge to Mayor Bloem four years ago.
|Steve Widmyer ()||4,719||56.13 %|
|Mary Souza (R)||3,556||42.30 %|
|Joseph Kunka ()||132||1.57 %|
Tony Stewart, long-time leader of the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations wrote the following open letter to Mayor Sandi Bloem and council members Ron Edinger, Dan Gookin, Deanna Goodlander, Mike Kennedy and Woody McEvers: I hope all is well with you. I want…
Joe Kunka, as expected, filed his candidacy papers for the Coeur d’Alene mayor’s race. Those signing his petition area: Kunka himself, Darron & Jill Cole and Harriet & Delmore Moug. Kunka, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor against incumbent Mayor Sandi Bloem four years ago, joins…