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ELECTION: Poston a successful leader

When things are running smoothly, it is easy to take for granted what is involved in running the hub of county government-the County Clerk’s Office. Boundary County has been well served by Glenda Poston, who has demonstrated the qualities that bring efficiency and competence to an office that assists the public in a broad range of services from the Court system to Elections and everything in between.

As Glenda’s counterpart in Idaho County, I have come to know and respect her wealth of knowledge and willingness to share that knowledge. She has been recognized as a leader across the State, having served in numerous positions through the ldaho Association of Counties. Her readiness to take on these extra responsibilities on the State level means that the citizens of Boundary County have a voice- a voice that represents their values, work ethic and concerns. This ability to build relationships is vital not only on the State level, but to the day to day operations of the Clerk’s Office.

Glenda has been a successful leader for Boundary County, as well as a leader and mentor for others across ldaho. l would encourage you to support her re-election bid in the May 15 Primary Election.

Kathy M. Ackerman

Idaho County Clerk

Grangeville, ID

ELECTION: No-show Mike Boeck

In a recent letter Mr. Bangle, former chair of the Bonner County Republican Central Committee, describes state representative candidate Mike Boeck as a stand-up Republican who’s been consistently elected as precinct committeeman in his precinct.

It’s been years since Mr. Bangle has been a member of the BCRCC and even longer since he’s been chair. He may therefore be forgiven for not being informed on Mike Boeck’s record as a precinct committeeman.

Boeck was appointed to the position in late 2011 and re-elected by his precinct’s voters ever since, but they are probably unaware of his abysmal record of representing them: he was a no-show at approximately 85 percent of the monthly BCRCC meetings where he would have been their voice. In one year alone he missed 11, in another 5 in a row, and so on. He failed to even provide a proxy for most of them, for which he was nearly removed from the committee for consistently violating the bylaws.

It wasn’t until he declared his candidacy for state representative that he suddenly began attending meetings.

So this 4th generation ldahoan, as he likes to tout himself, could not be bothered to properly represent his constituents as a precinct committeeman — the grassroots level of our Republican form of government - and now wants to be our representative in the Boise legislature.

When Kandy Brumley in her letter to the editor called him a slacker, she was on the mark.

Vote Heather Scott on May 15!

Bob Browning

Bonners Ferry

ELECTION: Spence for Commissioner

I first met Terry Spence approximately 9 years ago when I was the Patrol Agent in Charge of the BF Border Patrol Station and he was the Commander of American Legion Post 55. Terry used to coordinate events with me and eventually got me involved in the Legion. As a member of the Legion, I once again work closely with him. We can always rely on him to be available when we are called upon to provide a firing party and taps for a veteran’s funeral. He is key in coordinating our local Memorial Day Parade, Memorial Day Services and Veterans Day Ceremonies. He is always willing to talk to youngsters at our middle and high schools about the military and of the educational benefits available.

As part of the American Legion Post 55 Executive Board, Terry has supported our first annual Post 55 Scholarship to two graduating BFHS Seniors, provided financial support to our local Robotics programs and assisted local veterans. During the winter he willingly volunteers and serves as the range safety officer, assisting new shooters.

Over the years of working with Terry it is apparent that he has strong organizational, planning and communicative skills. He gladly gives up his time to volunteer and serve his community. He is a problem solver- willing to make tough decisions. I am confident that the skills he has learned in his military and civilian careers will be an asset to this county if he is elected to be one of our commissioners.

Manuel Figueroa

Bonners Ferry

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