Larry DeVore, BF/Kootenai
Tim Dillin, Copeland:
Tim Dillin was born and
raised in Boundary County, attended Mt. Hall Elementary,
and graduated from Bonners Ferry High School in 1977. He
served four years in the U.S. Air Force and was
honorably discharged in 1981. He's worked on the family
farm from 1981 to present. Dillin joined the Washington
Air Guard in 1982, and retired in 2000. He was
Director/President Boundary County Grain Producers from
1992-2008. From 2004-2008 he served on the Idaho Grain
Producers Executive Board, and served as President in
2007. He served as a director for Idaho Grain Producers
on the boards of the National Barley Growers Association
and the National Association of Wheat Growers. In 2010,
he was appointed by Governor Butch Otter to the Idaho
Barley Commission, where he is currently serving as
chairman. He is also on the Boundary County weed board
and the County NRCS board. He said he is seeking the
position of Copeland Precinct Committeeman because he
feels the needs and views of most Republicans are not
being met by the current committee. If elected, he said
he will work to ensure that the voters voices are heard,
not the voice of a select few from across the state.
Donna Standley, Copeland:
Donna Standley and her late husband, Dale,
owned a farm in northern Boundary County since the mid
1970s, and Donna has lived near Porthill since the mid
1980s. Her main goal as precinct committeeman for the
Copeland Precinct is to contact voters and keep them
abreast of changes in election law and to provide
reminders of voting dates for all eligbile voters.
Terry Capurso, Moyie Springs:
name is Terry Capurso
and I am running for reelection for the position of
Republican Precinct Committee person in the Moyie
I have been a resident of
for 15 years, the last six in Moyie Springs.
The precinct committee person is an
often overlooked and misunderstood job.
It is, in fact, the foundation of
any political party and a basic element of our
representative form of government. The precinct
committee person is the direct interface between a
political party and the voters. The many functions of
the committee person includes candidate and voter
information interaction, to elect party leaders from the
county up to the state level, fund raising, actively
staying involved with elected officials and legislation,
developing party rules and platforms, and replacing
elected officials who leave their position because of
death or resignation.
I have been actively involved in
this process for a number of years. I stay engaged with
the issues daily, all on a completely volunteer basis,
with no compensation.
I have developed a great
relationship within the Republican Party structure and
would like to continue. On Tuesday, May 15, I would
appreciate your vote to retain my position as Precinct
Committee Person in Moyie Springs.
Mr. Capurso can be reached at (208)
267-6506, or by email at
Robert Pluid, Moyie Springs
Walter Burrow, North Bonners
David Jurgensen, North
Ken Carter, Naples
Chris Ketner, Naples
Linda Alt, Valley View: As your current
Republican precinct person, I am asking for your vote in
the May 15 primary election.
I was born and raised here in Boundary County, actually
not far from where I now live. My dad was a World War II
Veteran and worked as a logger from the time he was
discharged from the Army until his untimely death in a
logging accident. My mom was a stay-at-home mom who took
care of her family, helped neighbors in need and kept
busy with church activities. She is now 86 and still
After attending the University of Idaho, I met and
married my husband, John, here in Bonners Ferry. We
raised three sons on a farm with beef cattle and hay
while we both worked full time. We also have had a small
business for over 40 years.
Many years were spent attending extracurricular and
school activities supporting all the kids in those
activities. We are now enjoying retirement, still
farming and working in our business.
Being a member of the Boundary County Republican Central
Committee has been a learning experience. Previously, I
was not aware of the importance of that committee.
However, I found I was not in agreement with many of the
decisions made by this committee.
One of the purposes of the Central Committee is to work
to get Republican candidates elected or re-elected. This
group did not support those candidates in the last
Although I support the local school levies, I do not
believe that should be a partisan issue. Yet the
committee voted to campaign against the last levy.
The Presidential caucus enacted by the State GOP was
another area on which I disagreed.
Since this was the first year, many people were unaware
of the requirement to sign a form stating their party
Another problem was that the individuals’ votes were not
private as before.\
None of our county residents serving in the military or
attending college out of the area were able to vote.
Since my husband and I were on a group trip to
Washington, DC, at that time, we were unable to vote. No
absentee ballots for that.
Another important duty of the committee is to select
three names to present to the county commissioners in
the event an elected official cannot complete his/her
term in office.
The only way to change the committee is for all
concerned Republican voters to show up at the polls on
Tuesday, May 15, between 8 am and 8 pm.
Your vote for me will be greatly appreciated, as I am
concerned about the interests of our local citizens.
Rick Dodd, Valley View