to the editor from this week's Chronicle:
No to Brother-in-law on County Commission
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
The county courthouse, the cornerstone of local government, is the
hub for essential services ranging from licenses, voting, business,
legal functions, and more. The County Commission has enormous
decision making powers over budget, county operations and they greatly
influence decision making at state and federal levels. We have a
critical decision this year in electing our county commissioners. We
do not deserve family decision makers, we need balance on the commission
to block disposal of public lands, block removal of dumpster sites on the
camas prairie, stop spending unnecessary funds ($15,000 to the American
Lands Council for public land takeover).
We need a commissioner to spend time in communities and in the
courthouse being open and active while working with other elected officials
and staff, being available to listen to and work with citizens.
Jerry Zumalt is well qualified to be county commissioner. He has
experience in county budgeting and operations in his service as County
Emergency Management Coordinator. Avoid voting for Chmelik's brother-in-law
on the commission, please vote Jerry Zumalt for Idaho County
Commissioner, you will be glad you did.
To the editor
Last week there was an ad in the Chronicle from the Republican Party
stating that “Democrats will abandon veterans and all military.” That statement
is blatantly false. There were 3 Senators and 5 Representatives that recently
voted against H.R. 3230, the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability
Act of 2014. The measure passed 420-5 in the House and 91-3 in the
Senate. A footnote, all of Idaho’s congressional delegation voted to support
the veterans legislation. According to a VFW national message I received,
8 Republicans voted against the veterans support bill. No Democrats
voted against the veterans support legislation; however, 7 Democrats and
6 additional Republicans were not present and did not have a vote counted.
for the VFW national commander’s statement.
I want to set the record straight that the blanket statement is incorrect.
I hope that both party chairmen ensure media messaging concerning veterans
is as accurate as possible, and choose to publish correct(ed) ads in the
following weeks. The facts above are available on other public websites
that may be used for publication.
This is not a paid advertisement but just information. As commander
of the VFW Post, I remain non-partisan in an official capacity; however,
correcting information concerning veterans is within my purview. This message
was courtesy copied to the chairman of the Idaho County Republican Party
and the chairman of the Idaho County Democratic Party.
I want to reiterate that I hope both parties carefully screen their
ads for accuracy concerning veteran statements.
Joe Riener, Post Commander
Letter to the Editor
The best choice for Idaho County Commissioner is Mark Frei. He
will focus on keeping regulations at a minimum. He will support bring
more industry to our county and making our county a place of economic opportunity.
He will work to keep limited government, protect our property rights,
maintain local control, be a defender of 2nd amendment rights and support
family values. Mark will listen to the voices of the people.
Mark a native of Idaho County, familyman and farmer has the compassion
and business experience to serve you well as your Commissioner
for Idaho County District 2
On November 4 we are voting for Mark Frei and asking for your vote
for Mark " the best man for the job".
Shorty & Marge Arnzen
Letter to the Editor
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.
Those who have worked with Denney, all have high regards for his character
and willingness to listen to and consider opposing views. He can
be trusted to carry out the duties of Secretary of State with the same
success as the previous Secretaries.
He will serve you well on the Land Board. He’s not in favor of
the Land Board purchasing commercial property that competes with business
owners. My opinion Lawerence Denney is the very best candidate for
Secretary of State. Duties of the Secretary of State will be in very
capable hands So vote November 4 for Lawerence Denney!
To the Editor
Have you met Jessica Chilcott? Wow! This dynamic,
clear-headed, well-spoken young woman is obviously the best choice to actually
REPRESENT District 7 in the State Legislature. Her liveliness, sincerity,
intelligence and communication skills are a sharp contrast to the unresponsive
incumbent. Think fresh and future!
Support of Mark Frei
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. He has chosen to raise
his young family here, by returning to Grangeville, Idaho after a successful
accounting and field management business elsewhere. He is an honorable
man who successfully graduated Summa Cum Laude of his college graduating
class from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.
He has a win/win attitude for Idaho County. His statement “I would
be honored to serve the people of Idaho County, upholding our strong family
values and putting my leadership and people skills to work for you.”
I will vote for Mark Frei. He has my best interests at heart.
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