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| May 6, 2020 1:00 AM

It is with great pleasure that we endorse Peter Riggs for Idaho State Senate in Legislative District 3. Peter will bring a refreshing, conservative and vibrant perspective to the Idaho State Senate — with a winning combination of business acumen, fiscal responsibility, community engagement and a collaborative attitude.

Peter is exactly who we need on our team to keep moving the ball forward for northern Idaho. As you complete your absentee ballot, we implore you to vote for Peter Riggs, Idaho State Senate in Legislative District 3.


Post Falls

KASTNING: Proven commitment, integrity

This year we see another election cycle and I would like to endorse Tim Kastning for Idaho House of Representatives, District 2, Seat B.

Air Force veteran, Tim Kastning, and his wife, Karen, have lived in North Idaho for 28 years and raised eight children, now ages 18 to 31, while running successful businesses. Since Tim’s retirement, he observed a need to better serve his community through involvement with the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee and contributed to the committee’s financial health while serving on its budget committee. He also served as Chairman of the Republican Legislative District 2.

At no time has there been a question of Tim’s integrity while managing his personal businesses or serving with any political entity. Tim has always maintained his support of our Bill of Rights, especially the right to keep and bear arms. Through his faith he will support children’s rights to life and parents’ educational freedom for their children, seek to lower taxes, facilitate government responsible spending, and limit government’s role in all our personal lives. He is a true conservative.

With Tim’s dedication to family, community, and his businesses, United States Congressman Russ Fulcher, Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin, and Idaho State Treasurer Julie Ellsworth have all endorsed Tim Kastning for Idaho House of Representative in District 2. I can say with no reservation, Tim Kastning is the ideal candidate for the seat as he continually demonstrated his commitment to his community, state, and country.



BROOKS: Not in our corner

Every Friday morning I go to my local convenience store and pick up a free copy of the Nickel’s Worth. On the third page is a large advertisement comparing former Kootenai County Commissioner David Stewart and current commissioner Bill Brooks.

After a little research of my own, I was able to substantiate the claims made in this advertisement. Bill Brooks did vote to raise our property taxes 3% and gave himself a 3% pay raise. Clearly Bill Brooks is not in our corner as he claims.

Bill Brooks also filed bankruptcy in 2015 for the second time. I want someone who is more fiscally responsible to care for my tax dollars. The choice is clear. David Stewart is the one who is really in our corner and will be getting my full support.


Spirit Lake

FILLIOS: An ideal public servant

I encourage people to re-elect my good friend Chris Fillios Kootenai County Commissioner. He has the proven ability, leadership, and experience for the position. His honesty, integrity and dedication are commendable.

I first met Chis five years ago when my wife and I moved to CDA. We hired him as our real estate agent. During our time together he shared with me how he wanted to be involved in the local government. He had previously run, unsuccessfully, for office but wanted to try again. After hearing his heart and passion I encouraged him to try again. He was elected in 2016 and has done an outstanding job.

Although you may not agree with Chris on every issue, he is definitely the best candidate for the job. Quite frankly I don’t know why he puts up with all the personal attacks and criticism against him when he could just focus on his real estate career or just retire. All I can say is that’s just the type of character he has. He truly is a public servant.

Please join me and my family in voting for Chris Fillios County Commissioner; someone who has our best interests at heart. We can’t risk our future on someone else who is less qualified.