Herzog again running for county commissioner seat

Print Article

Tim Herzog says he has the broad experience necessary to fill the District 1 seat for Kootenai County commissioner.

The Post Falls Realtor who filed for candidacy last week said his history as a business owner, lobbyist and member of various community groups sets him apart from the seat's several other candidates.

"Besides the experience that comes with my age, I have wisdom," the 64-year-old said.

Herzog ran for the same seat four years ago, and lost the primary to Todd Tondee.

He is campaigning again because he hopes to address a number of issues at the county while remaining fiscally conservative, he said.

"I want the taxpayers to get their money's worth," he said.

Herzog, who has appealed his property valuations at the county and state levels, said he would coordinate with the county Assessor's Office to better educate the public on how property valuations and taxes are determined, he said.

He also promised to try to curb property taxes by encouraging taxing districts to "hold the line" on their budgets. Herzog would fight against impact fees charged to developers, too, which he considers a deterrent to new business.

The Chicago native favors some kind of jail expansion, though he isn't sure what that would look like yet.

He doesn't think the county should spend tax dollars and use manpower to ship out excess inmates to other facilities, he said.

"If we had more space, we could house our own inmates and house those from other areas for money," he said.

Herzog would not pursue creating a county administrator, he said, which he considers a needless level of bureaucracy.

He also objects to the current commissioners' pursuit of a board of professionals to take over property valuation hearings, which he considers the commissioners' role under statute.

"I'm totally against it," he said.

Herzog has worked over 40 years in manufacturing and automotive repair, he said. He currently owns his own real estate company.

He also lobbied for several years for motorcyclist rights, he said, during which he coordinated with state legislators. He serves on the government affairs committee for the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce, and was chair of an economic development committee for the city of Post Falls. He also created the city's Pachyderm club.

Herzog has been married three years to Jeanne, who has three grown daughters and four grandchildren.

"I've got solid business experience of many years and the political experience of being involved," Herzog said.

Print Article

Read More Political

Obama tells Democrats to reject politics of division, fear

AP

October 19, 2017 at 5:51 pm | NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Former President Barack Obama called on fellow Democrats to reject politics of "division" and "fear" while rallying on Thursday at the side of his former ambassador to Germany, wh...

Comments

Read More

Bush condemns Trump-era America: 'Bigotry seems emboldened'

AP

October 19, 2017 at 12:10 pm | NEW YORK (AP) Former President George W. Bush on Thursday denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics, warning that the rise of "nativism," isolationism and conspiracy theories have clouded th...

Comments

Read More

Fox's Wallace doesn't like colleagues echoing press attacks

AP

October 19, 2017 at 10:20 am | NEW YORK (AP) Sunday host Chris Wallace generally lives in peaceful co-existence with Fox News Channel's opinion folks, except when he hears some of them echo President Donald Trump's criticism of ...

Comments

Read More

APNewsBreak: Mike Pence's brother plans to run for Congress

AP

October 18, 2017 at 11:42 am | INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Greg Pence, one of Mike Pence's older brothers, has filed a tax document indicating he will seek the eastern Indiana congressional seat that the vice president and former governor...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2017 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X