I lost my race for the 2 year city council seat a few hours ago. Christine and I went to Michael Boge’s home just after the polls closed. We enjoyed a brief visit with Michael and his wife and his delightful daughter. I thanked him for running a positive campaign. I told him that regardless of the outcome that the people of Sandpoint had already won because they had 13 people step up and offer to serve. Think about it. Thirteen citizens that put themselves out there and worked hard to obtain a job that has no serious compensation except the reward of serving their community. That’s a victory for Sandpoint. Here are the results by the numbers.
BOGE 769 – 2 YEAR SEAT
HAWKINS 846 – 4 YEAR SEAT
SNEDDEN 756 – 4 YEAR SEAT
LOGAN 578 – 4 YEAR SEAT
As Tuesday melted into Wednesday candidates and campaign teams wondered if there might be a historic number of registered voters turn out for this election. No. The last two elections in the city turned out slightly over 1,000 of about 3,700 registered voters.
Today there were 3,819 registered voters in the Sandpoint city limits. Only 1,550 voted. 2,269 voters did not take part in selecting the people who will be at the tip of the arrow when Sandpoint takes aim at its future. There were 198 absentee ballots cast in this election.
The bed tax approved. RESORT CITY TAX 5% IN FAVOR 1,299 AGAINST 216 Liquor by the drink was NOT approved. AGAINST 676 IN FAVOR 586
and that is Election 2007 by the numbers.
A huge thank you to all of the people who donated money, time, effort, enthusiasm, and a big chunk of their hearts to support a positive campaign. You are so appreciated for all of your many talents and contributions.
Our campaign never went negative & I know we can all be proud of our effort. I know for some of you that were working on your first municipal campaign it is hard to understand how a majority of voters can choose to stand down. I do not know the answer to that question. I know that many of us will always choose to stand up for Sandpoint.
I hope you will always be one of those people. and now second star to the right and straight on til morning!