No big surprises in first week’s candidate filings

Idaho votes logoAs of this morning, 11 county residents have filed declaration of candidacy petitions for local offices to appear on the May 21 primary election ballot, all of them, thus far, Republicans. Those seeking public office and running as a Democrat or Republican must file their declaration by 5 p.m. this Friday, March 15, in order have your name to be included on the primary ballot.

While two additional candidates have announced their intention, only one filed in the first week, leaving the only contested local race thus far a two-way race between Greg Lamberty and Dave Walter for GOP precinct committeeman of the Bonners Ferry/Kootenai precinct.

For candidates who will run in the primary for state and federal offices as well as county candidates who have announced but not yet filed, be sure to check out the 9B 2024 Boundary County Election Guide.

If you’re a candidate running for public office in a race that will be on either the 2024 primary or general election ballot in Boundary County this year, you are invited and encouraged to be included in the 9B 2024 Boundary County Voter’s Guide, just send a photo and written introduction of who you are, what you’re running for and why to or to 9B News, 6619 Kaniksu St., Bonners Ferry, ID 83805. These are run as a public service at no charge.

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County Commissioner
Lester Pinkerton, two year term, District 1
Ben Robertson, four year term, District 3

Prosecuting Attorney
Andrakay Pluid

Travis Stolley

Republican Precinct Committeemen
Gregory Lamberty, Bonners Ferry/Kootenai
David Walter, Bonners Ferry/Kootenai
Erik Olson, Copeland
Caleb Davis, Moyie Springs
David Wenk, Naples
Mike Klaus, North Bonners Ferry
Susan Larson, Valley View