- I wanted to significantly contribute to Bonner County’s reputation as a safe place to live, work, learn, play and visit.
- I have been in office as your elected sheriff for three terms. I bring 34 years of law enforcement experience to the table. I hold the following P.O.S.T. Certificates: basic, intermediate, advanced, supervisor, management and executive.
- Rapid growth
- Deteriorating infrastructure
- Upside-down priorities
The burden for the infrastructure should not be placed on longtime residents, who have already contributed to it. Instead, impact fees should be assessed on new developments.
- I support the Second Amendment to the Constitution. This is what the Founders believed.
“To disarm the people…[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them.” Father of the Bill of Rights George Mason, referencing advice given to the British Parliament by Pennsylvania governor Sir William Keith, The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, June 14, 1788
“The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.” Chief Justice Joseph Story
Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, 1833
“For it is a truth, which the experience of ages has attested, that the people are always most in danger when the means of injuring their rights are in the possession of those of whom they entertain the least suspicion.” Founding Father Alexander Hamilton,
Federalist No. 25, December 21, 1787
- There would not have been a lawsuit, if the city had followed our state law. The case between the county and city is over. The judge addressed my question about my ministerial duties in managing the jail. Judge Haynes did rule that I have a full range of discretion. I will use my discretion. I count that as a win.
- The unconstitutional actions of Governor Brad Little have been largely ignored by the media. Instead of calling a special session of the legislature when this situation occurred, he appointed his cronies as his advisors. This circumvented the legal representatives of the people laid out in our state constitution. Governor Little’s actions resulted in many people of Bonner County losing their jobs, homes, animals and their dignity. I have seen an increase of child sexual abuse, mental illness and attempted suicides. The draconian measures that Governor Little dished out, were not commensurate with the real impact of COVID-19, in which the median age of death was 79 years. This cannot possibly be put in the same category of the true pandemics of the past.
- Vote in this election.
- 5G, wireless technology, pulse modulated and microwave radiation. This should not be installed without the consent of the governed.
- Absolutely not.
- I would approve of impact fees added for new development which would offset the cost of the needed increase in police services.
- What is your law enforcement background and experience? See answer above.
- No. On the county level, there is movement towards a quad-city regionalization of Sandpoint, Ponderay, Kootenai and Dover. There will be very high taxes associated with this if it materializes. That burden will likely fall on the current tax base. If the quad-city is realized, you will see a move toward a new regional water and sewer system. After that is accomplished, the movers and shakers will try to implement a metropolitan police model in which your sheriff will be a mere figurehead. You will lose the elected representation that you now enjoy.
- No. The state budget, local levies etc., consume an amount that is not commensurate with other priorities.
- No! If you are sick stay home. Otherwise it is up to you to decide what is best for you.