Elected Officials

COUNTY OFFICIALS

Those in charge of County government are elected to office. The Constitution of the State of Idaho (Article 18, Section 6) provides for the election, every four years, of a sheriff, a treasurer, an auditor-clerk-recorder, an assessor, and a coroner. §31-703, Idaho Code (I.C.), mandates that two county commissioners serve two-year terms and the third serves a four-year term. The four-year term alternates between the commissioners of each of the three districts. This assures that there will always be an incumbent county commissioner following each election.

Each elected official is charged with constitutional and statutory duties and responsibilities in the operation of county government.

Idaho Code § 31-2001 details the county officials as follows:

Except for the county commissioners, these officials are empowered to appoint such deputies as are necessary (Idaho Code § 31-2003) for the "prompt and faithful discharge of the duties of...office."

Elected Office

Elected

Year Elected

Year Re-Elected

Term Ends

Assessor

Dwight Davis

2010

2014

2018

Clerk

Joseph W. Larsen

2009 (appointed)

2014

2018

Coroner

Craig Rinehart

2010

2014

2018

Prosecutor

Douglas G. Abenroth

2014 (appointed) 2016

2020

Commissioner Dist #1

Paul Christensen

1995

2014

2018

Commissioner Dist #2

Bob Kunau

2010

2016

2020

Commissioner Dist #3

Tim Darrington

2016

2018

2018

Sheriff

Jay Heward

2012

2016

2020

Treasurer

Patty Justesen

2010

2014

2018