Letters to the Editor


No sanction by clerk for GOP ads

Letter: Kathy Ackerman

It has been brought to my attention that recent election ads placed by the Idaho County Republicans included my name. I did not proof these ads nor approve them.

Chilcott: active rep for Dist. 7

Letter: Kathryn Allen

If you live in District 7 — Clearwater, Idaho, Shoshone and part of Bonner counties — vote for Jessica Chilcott.

Frei: win-win for commission

Letter: Betty Alm

In support of Mark Frei I see a self-employed farmer and rancher who is an independent thinker, willing to solve problems, who is sincerely concerned for the future in Idaho County.

Frei: will listen to the people

Letter: Shorty and Marge Arnzen

The best choice for Idaho County Commissioner is Mark Frei. He will focus on keeping regulations at a minimum. He will support bringing more industry to our county and making our county a place of economic opportunity.

Perry: hands-on, involved locally

Letter: David Bearman

Does Idaho County Commissioner candidate, Skip Brandt, donate time picking up garbage along local roads, like both candidate George and wife, Kris Perry, have done regularly for years?

Zumalt: prevent family control

Letter: Dick Artley

If you don’t want Chmelik and his brother-in-law, Mark Frei, to control the Idaho County Commissioners meetings, vote for Jerry Zumalt.

Ashamed to show affiliation? Why?

Letter: Sally Baker

There are several candidates in the upcoming election that do not identify their political affiliation.

Sun blinds you to kids in the street

Letter: Don King

This morning I noticed some small children walking to school down the middle of the street with a very bright sun at their backs.

Need balance, independence on commission

Letter: Kim Chenoweth

In 2012 the American Lands Council formed. Its sole purpose is states taking over federal land. Our county commissioners gave it $5,000 of taxpayers’ money and is spending another $2,000 on a supposed outside expert for advice.

Denney: right for sec. of state

Letter: Rebecca Crea

Lawerence Denney is the right choice for Secretary of State. He is a pure Idahoan, down-to-earth, honest, intelligent and experienced in rural and state issues from personal experience as a farmer, outdoorsman and legislature leader.

County GOP ads are offensive

Letter: Jim Wiebush

I find the political advertisements run in the Idaho County Free Press and “paid for by the Idaho County Republicans” offensive.

Zumalt: has the experience, well-qualified

Letter: Jim Rehder

Of great concern, Idaho County Commissioner Chmelik’s brother-in-law, Mark Frei, is a candidate for county commissioner. It’s bad government to place concentrated power in any one family, no matter who they are.

Vote freedom, vote Republicans

Letter: Jim Gribble

I have to agree with Mr. Jeffery [Oct. 8 issue]. We all should reflect on elected officials’ voting records. Have they done well? Have they only done badly?

Perry: qualities that best serve citizens

Idaho County needs county commissioners who will focus on running the business of the county.

Zumalt: understands county, its needs

Zumalt! Whether you zoom or zumba to the polls, Jerry Zumalt is deserving of your vote for Idaho County Commissioner, Dist. 2.