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Elections 2002 - Bonner County Commissioner District 2

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Larry Allen, Republican

My name is Larry Allen. I am 49 years old, the father of three and husband of one. Leslie and I have been married for 26 years, and reside near Blanchard, Idaho. Our two daughters are married and we are proud grandparents of four grandchildren. Our son, Jerry, is a recent graduate of North Idaho College. Leslie and I own and operate Selkirk Supply Ace Hardware in Oldtown where we employ 22 people.
    I am seeking the position of Bonner County Commissioner, District 2. I am a Republican. I served in this position from 1997 to 1999.
    I am running for office because I know that I can make a difference. I feel the experience that I bring to the office is important. I have been involved in management for 30 years, which has taught me how to work with people, developing the ability to direct and lead. Elected officials many times forget that they are public servants. Decisions and deals made in private, without public input, indicate that our elected representatives may have lost sight of this very important fact. My pledge is to be accountable to the citizens of Bonner County. Every citizen deserves straightforward and honest answers to his questions and concerns. I will be the commissioner who will listen to and consider every person's input, and will make decisions based on the right thing to do rather than political expediency.
    It is my intention to do everything possible to promote improvements to our road system. I believe that we must use the resources that we have to the best possible advantage. Beginning with a real road improvement plan and moving forward as aggressively as we can afford to do, will certainly get more done for our roads than spending our dollars on outside consultants to tell us what we already know. Maintenance is very important in keeping our roads in better shape for longer periods.
    I am in favor of wise and reasonable land use policies. We do not want to be burdened with ridiculous regulations that require large sums of money to work our way around; nor do we want a "free-for-all" situation to prevail. Appropriate, common-sense policies should be the norm.
    Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and should be encouraged. Our natural resources and beauty place Bonner County in a unique position. We need to capitalize on these strengths.
    I am the candidate for District 2 Commissioner with the willingness and acumen to serve the citizens of Bonner County. Please vote in the primary election on May 28th, and please consider casting your vote on the Republican ticket for Larry Allen.

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