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Joe Blackburn

Resume: Republican, 64, retired conservation officer; former enforcement agent for State Outfitters and Guides Licensing Board; former Benewah County marine deputy. University of Montana graduate … Served in U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division. Married, six children, 12 grandchildren. Finances: Reports $1,257 in expenditures and $496 in contributions as of Oct. 10.

Why running: So the county will have a visible, on-the-street, sheriff.

What will do first: Will seek grant money to hire school resource officer, to fight drug use.

The pay: $35,167 (includes contract to serve as St. Maries police chief).

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