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  • Writer's pictureErin B.

Candidates Set for May 17 Election

Last Friday was the final day to file candidacy paperwork for the upcoming May 17 election. The final report keeps updating so I have waited until today to let you know who will be running for the legislative districts 2, 3, 4, and 5, all of which have parts within Kootenai County.

The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee will be voting on Thursday about who will be on their suggested ballot so I’m not going to highlight my picks right now.

To see the full document of candidates throughout the entire state, click here.

There has also been a lot of controversy over precinct committeeman and the idea that Republicans will change affiliation to Democrat and run as a Democrat precinct committeeman. The CDA Press, RINOs, and Kootenai County Democrats were up in arms about the *thought* of anyone changing affiliation to register as the opposite party.

It’s more of a “Rules for Thee, Not for Me” situation.

Democrats need to look in a mirror because Commissioner Chris Fillios had previously been interviewed with the KC Dems saying that the democrats who changed affiliation to republican are the only reason he didn’t lose his election.

The Idaho Tribune put out a thorough article about how deep the deception goes in Kootenai County, and even list out some of the Democrats who have changed affiliation since the 2020 presidential primary election. One name they forgot is Louis Swingrover, husband of democrat Lindsey Swingrover who lost the CDA School Board election, and the recount, to Lesli Bjerke.

But hey, democrats NEVER switch party affiliation to try and sway Republican elections….

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Anne Patterson
Anne Patterson
May 20, 2022

Thank goodness and hallelujah that Lindsey Swingrover was defeated at the polls when she ran for school board, and now her sneaky husband has been defeated too.


May 13, 2022

I need to set the record straight after my opponent sent out a letter making false accusations against me similar to the one in this article.

I first registered as a Republican in 2002 in California where I grew up (nobody’s perfect). I moved to Coeur d’Alene in 2007, remaining a Republican until 2012, when I became unaffiliated.

In 2016, I registered as a Republican again and remained so until 2020, when I became independent for a moment and then re-registered as a Republican. In 2018 (as a Republican) and 2020 (when unaffiliated), I pulled dem style primary ballots (I had my reasons).

However, my opponent downtown claims in her letter to voters that I was a registered Democrat…

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