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Kate McAlister

A candidate for Sandpoint City Council (3 seats), City of Sandpoint in the 2019 Idaho General Election, Nov. 5

Party: Democratic

Age: 61

City: Sandpoint, Idaho

Education: Graduated from Pocatello High School in 1977. Attended college at Idaho State University and Whitworth University. Certification from Boston College, Carroll School of Business, in corporate social responsibility.

Political background: Has served on the Sandpoint city urban renewal committee; city streets steering committee; Bonner-Boundary County Economic Summit Steering Committee; Airport Advisory Board; as vice-chair of the board of the Forrest Bird Charter School; and has been chairwoman of the board of the Selkirk Loop scenic byway, connecting Sandpoint with its sister city Nelson, B.C., for four years.

Work experience: President and CEO of the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce for seven years. Also was president of the board for four years for Angels Over Sandpoint, a charitable organization of which she’s been a member for 15 years, that provides aid to the needy in the community. Manager of community investment for Itron, Spokane Valley, for 15 years before joining the Chamber. Worked in marketing for Columbia Paint and Coating in Spokane Valley for five years; worked in the development office at Whitworth University; and worked in a real estate office.

Family: Married. Has four grown children and eight grandchildren.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Kate McAlister (D) 334 27.97%
Deb Ruehle 301 25.21%
Andy Groat 237 19.85%
Shannon Mitchell 190 15.91%
Jacque Guinan 132 11.06%

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