Stop the Swap and Friends of the Palouse Ranger District would like to ask for your consideration in voting for Jim Rehder for Idaho County Commissioner this November. The current set of Commissioners have time and time again proven to us that they intend to pursue trading away our cherished public land. They refuse to even listen to what their constituents have to say on the subject.
Jim Rehder has been a commissioner before. He has experience and a proven track record of listening to what the people want and then representing the peoples voice. We have met with Rehder and he has assured us he would not support Alternative F, which trades our much-valued Salmon River, Fish Creek and Earthquake Basin acres.
I remember when Rehder was commissioner in ’08 that he always made himself accessible and would listen to his constituents. Back then, Jim Rehder would visit the communities he would represent on a regular weekly schedule, and he’s still visiting with the people, reassuring them that his positions are outlined clearly. Visit http://jimrehder.idahocounty.net to review the information and determine for yourself if Jim Rehder represents the Candidate for Idaho County Commission that you can and will support. While you’re on his campaign website, take a moment to read the many endorsements from community leaders in Idaho County.
When you talk to area city council people, they will all tell you Jim Rehder has always promoted a professional collaborative bottom-up style of leadership.
Since Jim Rehder is running on the Democratic ticket, I’m asking some to think outside the box. As is often the case in local elections, the person counts for more than their party affiliation. Jim Rehders values are the same as a broad spectrum of the good people of Idaho County.
We currently have three commissioners who are on a path to promote a top-down personal agenda. If you value public land and what it offers your family, then they are not your friends. Skip Brandt, James Rockwell, and District 3 Idaho County Commissioner incumbent, Jim Chmelik, have clearly stated publicly that “privatization” is their preferred approach to public lands. We need some diversity of thought on this board. Jim Rehder has proven he will stand up and not just “go along.“
Please consider Jim Rehder when you vote this November for Idaho County Commissioner in District 3.
Director, Stop the Swap,