So, apparently the Grangeville police officers have endorsed Carlos Martinez for Idaho County Sheriff. I had seen the ad with pictures and names, but I didn’t know who the men were until I read about Doug Giddings’ performance at last week’s Grangeville City Council meeting. He wanted the council to discipline the officers. I guess he doesn’t recognize constitutional rights of individuals. I wonder how many county deputies would appear in Martinez ads if they had rights and did not fear for their job? Since Carlos chose to run for sheriff he has been demoted twice and then laid off, but Sheriff Giddings claims it is not political!
I am a Republican, but I think Sheriff Martinez sounds pretty good. I’ve known him since he was in high school and have great faith in his knowledge, experience, and abilities. Please give him your vote Nov. 8. (www.IdahoCountyFreepress.com has audio recordings of the above council meeting.)