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Bertling pulls it off, retains commission seat

November 8, 2022

Tim Bertling
Boundary County voters did a rare thing in the 2022 mid-terms, electing a candidate defeated in the primary who ran in the general as an Independents write-in. In the May 17 primary, challenger Steve Fioravanti defeated incumbent Republican Tim Bertling for the District 2 seat on the Boundary County Board of Commissioners by 79 votes. Today, Bertling gained the upper hand to retain his seat by 198 votes, 2,598 to 2,400. John White, also an Independent, garnered 148 votes.

It didn't go so well in Boundary County for write in candidate Steve Johnson, who won the Democratic primary for the Idaho House, but gave it up to challenge Scott Herndon, who defeated incumbent Republican Jim Woodward for District 1 Senator in May, as a write-m; Herndon won locally 3,239 to 1,622. That race will be decided in Bonner County, with no results posted as of this writing.

In other races, voting went as expected; with Republican incumbents winning by large margins.

Local voters favored SJR2, 2,732 yes to 1,837 no, enabling Congress to call itself into session, and supported Idaho Advisory Question HB1, establishing an education fund, 3,566 to 1,461.

Full unofficial Boundary County 2022 general election results can be found here.

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