A candidate for Coeur d'Alene City Council, seat 3, City of Coeur d'Alene in the 2019 Idaho General Election, Nov. 5
City: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Education: Graduated from Valhalla High School in San Diego in 1978 and earned a communications degree from the University of California San Diego in 1983.
Political experience: Coeur d’Alene City councilman since 2011. Ran unsuccessfully for Kootenai County clerk in 2018.
Work experience: Gookin is a writer who has written more than 165 book on technology and computers. He is also the creator of the “For Dummies” series which began with “DOS for Dummies.” Has been teaching online learning classes through LinkedIn for the last five years. Served as artistic director at the Lake City Playhouse from 1997 to 2002.
Family: Divorced. Has four children.
- Web: dangookin.com
Early results from the Coeur d’Alene City Council elections show incumbents far ahead.
CdA council incumbent Gookin says he demands answers, while challenger Pereira says he’s ineffective
Coeur d’Alene City Councilman Dan Gookin says it’s his job to push for transparency. “I am the councilman who asks the tough questions,” he said. “I believe in transparency. I believe I represent the common people. My goal for my next term is we need to preserve the character and charm of the city.”