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Posted: Friday, January 3, 2014 10:00 am

SANDPOINT — Victoria Zeischegg of Sandpoint has announced her candidacy for the District 2 seat on the Bonner County commission.

Zeischegg will compete with Todd Sudick for the Republican nomination in the May 20 primary election. The District 2 seat is currently occupied by Commissioner Mike Nielsen, who pledged during his campaign not to seek a second term.

Victoria and her husband, Dr. Peter Zeischegg, own and operate www.drz.org, a wellness website assisting clients to get and stay healthy without drugs or surgery. As a small business owner, she managed Zeischegg Chiropractic Neurology Clinic for 12 years, including developing the drz.org website.

She is active in the community and currently presides as president of Bonner County Republican Women, and has served on the board of directors for Angels Over Sandpoint.

Zeischegg’s community activism and small business experience in this community have given her great insight into the effects of the economic downturn of Bonner County families. She believes jobs can be created by keeping taxes and regulations low. She believes that Idaho should be the responsible manager of Idaho’s natural resources, fulfilling the state motto of “Esto Perpetua”; making sure that our natural treasures will remain perpetual assets for our area.

Zeischegg pledges to be a citizen candidate, never forgetting that the county works for the citizens, not the other way around. Victoria’s takes a conservative approach to government, vowing to be fiscally responsible and to work to limit government’s intrusion into people’s lives. Her political, small business and volunteer experience make her an asset to the board of Bonner County commissioners.

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  • reddawn posted at 11:54 am on Mon, Jan 6, 2014.

    reddawn Posts: 2010

    Scott, Perki is sharing with you very sound advise. I can remember when so many people didn't get location permits. I had a friend who wanted to buy a place in sagle, I went with her. When I asked for the drain field permit in which I saw was recently put in he didn't have one. So many folks moved here bought a house and found out later they didn't even have a drain field . Plus all the houses that were built around here without a location permit was in a lot of cases because they didn't want to pay taxes. That is deception. Not to long ago this person built a 3,000 sq foot home without one and the house started to fall down the mountain. And just remember insurance companies will ask for proof of many things, So if you are wealthy and able to be self insured insurance companies no longer insure log homes. Unless you shop out of the area, and then be ready for a large bill.

  • Perki posted at 7:23 pm on Sun, Jan 5, 2014.

    Perki Posts: 661

    Scott, the location permit may be the most needed of all of the permits. You would be surprised how many people don't have enough sense to not build in the natural drainage or directly in front of culverts. And then when the water starts flowing they expect the County to fix the problem for them. Several of these exist on Upper Pack River alone..

  • Scott S posted at 7:13 pm on Sun, Jan 5, 2014.

    Scott S Posts: 425

    by the way, the county does care.

  • Scott S posted at 7:11 pm on Sun, Jan 5, 2014.

    Scott S Posts: 425

    Thank you RD. My drain field is just fine, decomposed granite and all. I disagree with the location permit though, I think I will just build.

  • reddawn posted at 10:33 am on Sun, Jan 5, 2014.

    reddawn Posts: 2010

    Scott the county does not care if you build your own home. In fact many do. They just need a location permit. They as well want to see your drain field and if the soil can allow it, if not they have new ways for you to get one. I am not sure why you think you cant build your own, a lot of folks do. It is better for you to talk to the county before someone who is talking in your ear who has no idea.

  • Scott S posted at 8:50 pm on Sat, Jan 4, 2014.

    Scott S Posts: 425

    On the surface it sounds like She is someone I may vote for. I would like to know what her feelings are about the building dept, zoning, codes etc. I have lived here most of my life, since 3 years old, family moved here to Careywood in 1967 from you guessed it, California. I would like to self build my log cabin on my bought and paid for 5 acres and really do not want the county telling me how to do it.

  • WML posted at 9:36 am on Sat, Jan 4, 2014.

    WML Posts: 698

    @KT63 - That's life. I enjoyed meeting lots of new people while I campaigned. I made several new friends and got to know many new people. Voting is a right, not a mandate.

    My prediction for Monday eve - Auburn 27, Florida St. 23

  • KT63 posted at 8:46 am on Sat, Jan 4, 2014.

    KT63 Posts: 37

    Unfortunately, Bill, "the majority" of people aren't even voting. That is probably why you aren't on the Council.

  • WML posted at 8:22 am on Sat, Jan 4, 2014.

    WML Posts: 698

    @HWIS - post of 7:52 a.m. I would suggest you contact your state legislatures and ask them to change the residence requirements for those that want to run for public office. How long should a person have to be a resident of a particular jurisdiction before they have the right to vote or seek public office???? Please tell me.

    I suspect that all of us bring some type of cultural or political change when we move anywhere. What do you have against change??? I've been here 20 years, is that long enough for you???

    Since you seem to think that many of the committee members and council members are newbies, why are a majority of the people voting for them??? Maybe the majority of people see the need for some type of change.

    Re: Lower Incomes - That is a problem in Idaho in general. Idaho has the lowest national wage level of all states. They have more people on minimum wage jobs than any other state. How is that the fault of newbies??? Maybe it's just the way things are in Idaho and specially the northern counties.

    Do you have any suggestions on how to remedy that problem???

    Stay warm, Bill Litsinger

  • Here's What I Say posted at 7:52 am on Sat, Jan 4, 2014.

    Here's What I Say Posts: 1240

    WML, it matters because newly arrived folks don't have a sense of this community. I see many from other areas come here and try to make Sandpoint just like wherever they came from; the same services and amenities which wind up costing taxpayers, often those with lower incomes, pay for these services. Just look at
    Sandpoint City Hall for an example. Basics go unfulfilled and elaborate spending for icing takes the day. Almost half the council and committees that run city hall, are newbies.

  • WML posted at 9:38 pm on Fri, Jan 3, 2014.

    WML Posts: 698

    I would have to agree with northwest. If she meets the minimum residency requirement for the position, what difference does it make how long she has lived here?

    The mere fact that you were born here and lived here since 1918 does not mean you are a better candidate than anyone else.

    I believe in education, involvement, knowledge and intent when I look at a candidate. Seniority might mean something in the union but not in leadership.

    Victoria seems qualified for the position.

    Bill Litsinger

  • northwest posted at 9:21 pm on Fri, Jan 3, 2014.

    northwest Posts: 162

    I'm more interested in her qualifications, achievements, and community involvement. Impressive. Where did she move from? Who cares. How long has she lived here? Irrelevant. That's something which candidates who have little else to offer like to fall back on.

    What seems most relevant to me - aside from qualifications and achievements - is interest and involvement in the community. This takes many forms, and aside from what's mentioned in her announcement, I've noticed that she also regularly attends Commissioners meetings. If you go to those meetings you'll know that seating is not generally problem because so few people attend them - particularly given a county with some 41,000 residents. A steady attendance speaks of a concerted effort to learn as much possible about the workings of this county.

    I have no doubt that she can do the job.

  • Here's What I Say posted at 12:23 pm on Fri, Jan 3, 2014.

    Here's What I Say Posts: 1240

    Where did she move here from and how long has she lived here?