Doman, Dasenbrock win county races
Jim Rehder, Randy Doman and Larry Dasenbrock were the winners in the contested Idaho County races during the general election held Nov. 2.
Rehder, Democrat, defeated Republican Jim Chmelik 4,100 to 3,638 for the District 3 County Commissioner position.
Doman, also a Democrat, came out on top in a 4-way race for the District 2 County Commissioner position. Doman polled 2,890 votes. Republican Twila Hornbeck received 2,712 votes and independent Jeff Kutner received 1,371 votes. Write-in candidate Pat Holmberg, the incumbent, received 812 votes.
Dasenbrock, the incumbent Republican Idaho County Sheriff, was re-elected in a 3-way race. He received 5,505 votes with independent Hank Kuther receiving 1,215 votes and Democrat Wayne Sedam received 1,193 votes.
Kirk MacGregor, the incumbent Republican, was unopposed in the race for Idaho County Prosecuting Attorney and received 6,471 votes.
In the contested statehouse races incumbent Republican Ken Robert defeated Democratic challenger Darcy James 10,057 to 7,470 in the race for State Representative, District 8 Position A. Idaho Counties totals in the race favored Roberts 4,564 to 2,898.
For the District the District 8 Position B post Republican challenger Paul Shepherd defeated incumbent Democrat Chuck Cuddy 8,761 to 8,698. Idaho County favored Shepherd more heavily by a 3,986 to 3,440 count.
For District 8 Senator, incumbent Republican Skip Brandt ran unopposed.
In the U.S. Presidential race Republican incumbent George W. Bush was re-elected with 51% of the popular vote. Bush outpolled Democratic challenger John Kerry 6,017 to 1,686 in Idaho County. Constitution Party nominee Michael Peroutka received 201 votes in Idaho County and Libertarian Michael Bednarik received 48 votes.
For U.S. Congress, incumbent Republican Butch Otter was re-elected by a wide margin over Democratic challenger Naomi Preston.
For U.S. Senator, incumbent Republican Mike Crapo was unopposed.
Editor's note: This is a web-page bonus as the election results came in too late for the print edition of the Cottonwood Chronicle and will appear in next week's edition.