Mose Dunkel

Mayor of Sandpoint

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Overview of Decision to Run for Mayor

I ran 4 years ago based on the fact that there was a growing divide between city hall and the residents of Sandpoint. I was right and the last 4 years have only proved my point more. The city has continually taken steps to disenfranchise the voters by making decisions that are broadly unpopular in the community. The agenda of city hall is disconnected from what people need! Utility rates continue to climb to a level that is seriously hurting low income families - people are forced to choose between a gallon of milk and a gallon of gas while they can't afford to water their grass. Instead of relief, the mayor and council decide to spend more money on a new bureaucratic position at an unbelievable salary. The explanation provided by the mayor is weak and the backlash against it is strong. Undeniable proof that we are not heard. 


Name:  Mose Clements Dunkel
Age:  39
Family:  Married to Janice and we have 5 boys - Justin, Blake, Layne, Graham and Tucker 
Hometown:  Sandpoint, Idaho
Occupation:  Forest Health Professional

Sandpoint High School Graduate, 1994
North Idaho College (Courses completed in Real Estate, Finance & Investments)
University of Idaho (Completed numerous Extension programs relating to Forestry)
  • L.E.A.P. certified Idaho Pro Logger
  • Idaho Master Forest Steward (in progress)

Non-profit Groups and Service Organizations:

Sandpoint Jr. Tackle, Board Member

Sandpoint Little League, Coach

Sandpoint Arena/Spring Football, President

USA Football (NFL), Player Safety Coach

Knights of Columbus, Member

Experience Relevant to Mayoral Run:

Community Service – exceeds 500 volunteer service hours annually

15+ Years Business Management, including

  • Planning and managing $1Mil+ annual budgets
  • Developing, motivating and managing up to 15 employees

15+ Years successfully negotiating and managing work with Federal & State of Idaho Contracts

Find all election info here

Listen to Mayor Candidate Q&A on KFRY podcast from Oct. 6th 

Listen to my radio ads during Bulldog football games Fridays from 6:30-9:30 on 1400 KSPT 

Click on the link below to read my views on issues within our city. This interview happened four years ago - I still feel the same!

Please take the time to vote on November 3rd!  

I humbly ask for your support and vote. Thank you.