LCEA Endorsement

Today I’m pleased to announce support for my re-election from the Lake City Employee’s Association.

The LCEA board voted unanimously to support me. In an email, they wrote:

[Councilman Gookin has] always been wonderful with our group and our people here making sure things are fair, and people taken care of.

I’m proud to be endorsed by the working men and women of City Hall. These are the people who keep your City going, who clean the streets, patch the holes, keep the water flowing, make our parks pristine, and do all the other things that they do for the citizens.

Thank you!

Firefighters’ Endorsement

I’m extremely proud to have received the endorsement of the Coeur d’Alene Firefighters Local 710.

I consider myself a big supporter of public safety. I was happy to go out and promote — as well as defend — our recent GO Bond. Soon our firefighters will have new equipment to continue to provide top-flight services to the citizens of Coeur d’Alene. They deserve the best. Just ask anyone who’s dialed 911 and seen these professionals show up and offer assistance.

Thank you!


My opponent has withdrawn from the City Council race. I am now running un-opposed.

I thank the citizens of Coeur d’Alene for the opportunity to serve for another term.

And the Race is On!

The filing deadline ended today and I have one opponent, who filed at the last possible minute. This means I won’t be running unopposed, which is what lots of people have asked me over the past two weeks.

Having opposition means that I can fully participate in all the events coming up, including the various forums and debates. Unlike other candidates, I hold no bias against anyone, so if an event is being held and I’m invited, I will show up.

I look forward to defending my record in City Hall, to¬†continuing to serve the public, and to helping make Coeur d’Alene a great place to live.