As part of our Local Decision 2022 series from April 7-May 12 on the KRFY Morning Show, host Chris Bessler interviewed candidates in the May 17 primary for contested local races for Bonner County offices and District 1 Legislature. All candidates are on the Republican party ballot, as there are no contested races on the Democratic ballot. Interviews ran around 15 minutes each. Click below to listen to individual interviews.
- Bonner County Assessor. Aired April 7.
– Grant Dorman. Click to listen.
– Donna Gow (incumbent). Click to listen.
– Jessi Webster. Click to listen.
- Bonner County Commissioner in District 2. Aired April 14.
– Jeff Connolly (incumbent). Click to listen.
– Randi Flaherty. Click to listen.
– Asia Williams. Click to listen.
- Bonner County Commissioner in District 3. Aired April 28.
– Dave Bowman. Click to listen.
– Richard Harter. Click to listen.
– Ron Korn. Click to listen.
– Luke Omodt. Click to listen.
– Brian Riley. Click to listen.
- Idaho District 1 State Senate. Aired April 21.
– Scott Herndon. Click to listen.
– Jim Woodward (incumbent) Click to listen.
- Idaho District 1 State Representative, Seat B. Aired May 5.
– Sage Dixon (incumbent). Click to listen.
Candidate Todd Engel declined the invitation to interview.
- Idaho District 1 State Representative, Seat A. Aired May 12.
– Adam Rorick. Click to listen.
– Mark Sauter. Click to listen.
– Travis Thompson. Click to listen.
– Cynthia Weiss. Click to listen.
Candidate Spencer Hutchings did not respond to invitations to interview.
Additionally, 88.5 KRFY co-sponsored with SandpointOnline.com and the Sandpoint Reader two candidate forums. On May 2, candidates for Bonner County assessor and both commissioner seats fielded questions from the audience; on May 3, candidates for Idaho Legislature in Senate and both House seats answered questions. Each forum ran about 2 hours in length. Click to listen the forum recordings:
- May 2: Candidate forum for Bonner County offices
- May 3: Candidate forum for Idaho Legislature offices
The Idaho primary election is May 17, 2022. For more information on the candidates plus details on registering to vote, party affiliation and how and were to vote, a comprehensive online voter’s guide is at the Sandpoint Online Election Central.