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 Lake City High School in 1996 and North Idaho College in 1998. Earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the University of Idaho in 2001.
Work experience: Currently an environmental risk officer for Umpqua Bank. Previously was a minority owner of Allwest Testing and Engineering and worked for the Utah Department of Environmental Quality as well as Terracon.
Political experience: Ran for state Senate last year. Serves on Coeur d’Alene’s Design Review Commission
Family: Married. Has four children.
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.”