Jennifer Barrett

(candidate for Latah County Commissioner, district 1)

1. Latah County law enforcement officers earn significantly less than their counterparts in the city of Moscow. For example, the hourly wage for a patrol deputy at the sheriff’s office with 10 years of Service is $17.36, while the hourly wage for a patrol officer at Moscow with 3 years of service is $20.04. Do you want to eliminate that pay differential, and if so, how would you plan to do that?
Before we start to eliminate pay differential between county and city law enforcement officers I would want to look at the entire pay package. I would assume it has some history behind the formula of the pay scale.

2. Do you believe that a vocal minority of residents too frequently get their way over the wishes of a less political majority? What are your thoughts and feelings on this?
Vocal minority vs. less political majority? Maybe this is why I am running for County Commissioner.

3. Do you suggest that voters approve Idaho Proposition 2 (the proposition that requires taxpayers to pay compensation to landowners if land use rules affect their property)?
I DO NOT support Prop 2. The proposition could break the County.

4. Do you support or oppose a county ordinance to limit the amount of light from rural yard lights? Why?
Rural yard lights. For those who don't drive the rural roads when the wind is blowing, snow is coming down at a vertical direction and the roads are icy you need those lights for directions and where you are on the road. Those lights protect the farmers shops, farm equipment, and a cow doesn't always calve in the daylight.

5. What kinds of economic development should be encouraged and what kinds discouraged in Latah County? Please respond using examples like the proposed Naylor Farms mining operation and the proposed Eid Road dairy.
Economic development means smart growth. Pole and rail fence, more internet businesses, and tourist attractions. Businesses with 5-15 employees. But a concern is having enough people to fill these jobs. Example: Sears needed an employee to work 20-30 hours a week. I called the employment office and they said they had more jobs available then people to fill the jobs

6. Please list your campaign websites, email address, and phone numbers, and add any biographical information or position statements you wish.
Information: Jennifer Barrett, Co-owner of Sears. I have lived in Viola for 37 years. Coached and taught for Moscow School District for 23 years, Owned Precision Engraving/Trophy Shop for 11 years and Sears for 3 years. I understand what it takes to start up a new business or build a successful business. Jim and I love the Palouse and only want the best for Latah County.

I will support policies to enhance the quality of life for all the citizens of Latah County.

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