Here is a posting from Tom Howell, a Demo candidate fro Ada County Commish seat 3.
Currently I am the Ada County Democrats Precinct Captain/Committeeperson for Precinct 135 (2201) in Western Meridian and District Chair for the new District 22 covering Western and Southern Meridian, Kuna and southern Ada county. I am running for Ada County Commissioner, District 3 and will face the winner of the primary contest between Republicans Sharon Ullman and Dave Case.
Yes, I am a newcomer to elected office but I am looking forward to the campaign. I am currently a licensed physical therapist and an instructor for Carrington College-Boise Physical Therapist Assistant program. I am also the Payment Specialist for the Idaho Physical Therapy Association and handle payment and reimbursement issues for our members. I formerly worked
at my own private physical therapy clinic, Howell Physical Therapy in Eagle;
however, I do not work there presently.
I got into this race because there needs to be a choice in this election between the current policies set by Ms Ullman and the overriding political tone to her decision making and someone who can restore leadership to the Commissioner’s office and make decisions based on the needs of the citizens not what is politically expedient.
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Jim Tibbs has an opponent in Larry Rincover, a Democrat. We have made repeated attempts to get info from him. Incumbent Sharon Ullman will face Dave Case who is featured below. She will not participate in the GUARDIAN public forum, preferring to use her own website.
March 10 — STEVE HALVORSON TO OPPOSE TIBBS
My name is Steve Halvorson, and I am thrilled to announce my candidacy for Ada County Commissioner. I am humbled to have this opportunity to ask to serve the people. My goal is to immediately reduce property taxes and expenses for the people of Ada County. My philosophy is to minimize interference from local government, liberate local businesses in every way possible, and return money and reedom to the people.
Ada County Commissioners are basically responsible for our quality of life, health and welfare, public safety and sanitation. I intend to bring a higher quality of life and services with less taxation. I want to eliminate all unnecessary expenses and then use free-market principles to offer necessary services at a lower price with better quality. Using this model we can immediately reduce property taxes, service fees, and save millions of dollars for our local community. When businesses and people are allowed to keep the money they earn, there will be more employment and thus enough revenue for necessary services.
We need a leader with the backbone to dramatically reduce government and the determination to do it. I am asking for an opportunity to be that leader, and my foundation is the truth that government is a servant, not a master. I believe all elected leaders should have the philosophy of a limited government that must be a trustworthy steward of the people’s money.
I am a 4th generation Idahoan and a small business owner with a humble handyman service, and I understand the needs and struggles of the people. I want to bring the freedom to prosper to Ada County!
Please read more at my website www.SteveForIdaho.com.
3/4/12LARRY RINCOVER STATEMENT Larry Rincover has filed his candidacy for the 1st district seat on the Ada County Commission. Rincover, 66, is a real estate consultant. He has lived in Ada County for over thirty years and was a candidate for the Commission in 2010.
“I believe I can bring a new perspective to the Commission: Perhaps something different from “business as usual”. A citizen approach rather than the approach of a career politician.” Rincover said.
“Ada County is the largest county in Idaho with a population of almost 400,000. I think my background, experience and commitment are exactly what’s needed to be sure it’s governed efficiently and effectively.”
He will run as a Democrat in the primary and is he wins, he will oppose Jim Tibbs, a Republican, is Tibbs wins.
Dave Case was elected to the Commission in 2010. Case is a Hearing Officer for the State of Idaho and a Licensed Real Estate Agent with Mountain Realty. Besides holding public office, Case is active within the community, including his past service as a Trustee on the Kuna School Board. He has served as the Chairman for the Kuna Planning & Zoning Commission as well as participated as a coach and on the board of directors of numerous youth sports programs.
3/2/12 CASE ENDORSED BY BISTERFELDT–See candidate PRESS RELEASE
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