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Latah County Commissioner District 3

County CommissionersThe Board of County Commissioners has legislative, executive and judicial responsibilities and duties. The commissioners have the power to pass ordinances, adopt budgets, fix tax levy rates and oversee the county budget. They also act as the Board of Equalization.

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    Carl Berglund
    (Rep)

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    John Bohman
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

What experiences have prepared you for this office?

What do you hope to accomplish if elected?

What nonpartisan activity have you participated in during the last 18 months to help improve your community?

How will you continue to be engaged with your constituents?

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Campaign Phone 2083100220
Facebook page www.facebook.com/Berglund4Idaho/
I grew up in a gyppo logging family in Latah County and graduated from Deary High in 1979. I joined the Navy in 1980 and was Honorably discharged after serving my Shore Duty in Idaho Falls after 9 years of service. I was a Logger Welder, Tow Truck Driver, Mechanic, and small businessman right here in Latah County For the last 20 years, I've managed medium to large-scale projects with values of 50 to 250 million dollars in the Natural Resource and Energy sectors. The nature of my position requires me to work with people of all backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures, to complete projects on time and within budget. I have served as the GOP LD5 District Vice-chair, Latah Liberty Caucus Chair, and Volunteer Fireman for the Kendrick fire depart
I intend to provide an enhanced level of transparency and responsiveness to County Leadership. This will include but is not limited to giving Latah citizens sufficent time to review the proposed budget before adoption. I will work tirelessly to protect our individual property rights; working with our legislature to enact real tax reform to help provide less burden and greater security to our citizens when it comes to keeping their homes. I also hope to help create opportunities for us to open new businesses and expand the businesses we currently enjoy here in Latah.
I am working with several businesses to generate job opportunities for our citizens. I am also collaborating with parents in the county to increase the effectiveness of our schools.
I answer my phone and emails. I intend to follow the lead of some of our legislators by creating weekly or monthly updates in the form of email newsletters or Facebook posts. This will help to keep our people better informed with respect to our activities.
When any tension comes into play between government intrest and the taxpaying citizen. I will always come down on the side of your rights.
Campaign Phone 509-338-2940
Campaign Website bohmanforlatah.com
Campaign Facebook Bohman for Latah
I was born and raised in Latah County. My family moved here in 1917 and have been working the land ever since.

I previously served as the Treasurer and President of the Troy FFA Alumni Association and am in my third term as the Troy Volunteer Fire Department Chief. I was elected to three committee terms on the Latah County Farm Service Agency County Committee, where responsibilities included ensuring Farm Service Agency programs were implemented properly and equitably.

These experiences and a lifetime in Latah County have given me the skills necessary to work well with people and administer programs and resources in a thoughtful manner. I am committed to listening respectfully and working hard to find solutions to problems.
As a County Commissioner, I will focus on the issues that we all find important and necessary for our families in everyday life including high-quality education for our children, adequate municipal facilities in every Latah County community, safe and well maintained highways, roads and bridges, affordable health care services, access for everyone to enjoy our public lands, and to ease our property tax burden.
I am heavily involved in my local FFA Alumni Association. Each year we go down to the Lewiston rodeo and volunteer each night to raise funds for FFA and its programs. I also enjoy cooking for the annual FFA auction to support the cause.

Other parents and I recently started a cornhole tournament fundraiser for our high school seniors trip to provide a fun and engaging graduation celebration for students.

Serving as the Chief of the Troy Volunteer Fire Department has given me the opportunity to partner with the City of Troy and other entities such as Latah Sanitation to host and participate in public events such as clean up days that both serve and engage the community.
I encourage and welcome respectful discussions. If elected, I want everyone to know and trust that I am approachable and eager to hear their concerns. Although I may not always have the same views as the people I engage with, I would still be an elected representative of the county and it is my duty to hear all voices.

I will make sure that my contact information is always available and I will strive to answer any concerns and questions in a timely manner. I will make a concerted effort to attend as many events throughout the county as I can to make sure that I am visible and available for discussion.
As the Latah County Commissioner from District 3, I will work hard to make decisions that benefit the county as a whole and make services accessible to all residents.