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Fred Meckel

A candidate for Kootenai County Commissioner, District 3, Republican Primary, Kootenai County in the 2016 Idaho Primary, May 17

Party: Republican

City: Rathdrum, Idaho

Occupation: Mental health therapist

Fred and his wife April live in Rathdrum, where he has served on the City Council since 2007. They have been married 23 years and have two daughters. They have lived in Rathdrum since 2002.

Fred graduated from American Military University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2009. He then attended Boise State University for his master's degree in social work. He is a family mental health therapist and works for ACES Community Services in Post Falls.

He has been elected to the Rathdrum City Council three times. Fred also is on the board of the Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization, and he has 12 years of military service. He is in the Army National Guard and spent five years on active duty, including one year deployed to Iraq as a medical non-commissioned officer.

“I have a history of service,” he said, noting that in over eight years on the Rathdrum council he has gained a lot of financial experience and has almost daily interaction with constituents.

“I want to continue the service I’ve done with Rathdrum and what I do on a daily basis with my patients, my clients, he said. “I love serving the community.”

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Bob Bingham (R) 3,342 29.15%
Leslie Duncan (R) 3,273 28.55%
Duane Rasmussen (R) 2,681 23.39%
Fred Meckel (R) 2,168 18.91%

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