Whether you are new to 7B or old school Bonner County, welcome. My family’s story is the story of America, a family chasing their version of their American dream looking for a place to call home. Mom and Dad drove across the Long Bridge in 1979 and never left. I grew up going to the woods with my Dad who worked as a forester for McFarland Cascade. Mom worked nights at Bonner General Hospital as a nurse in OB. In high school and college, I worked at McFarland Cascade on Baldy Mountain road to pay for tuition. You will now find the Omodt’s at Shingle Mill Blueberry Farm. Look for us in the 4th of July parade. God Bless America.
Kami’s family moved here to escape the Dust Bowl in the late 1930s. Her grandfather was called to serve in WWII after Pearl Harbor from Sandpoint where he served in the Pacific. My father-in-law, Dan Blood, served in the Air National Guard before becoming a firefighter for the City of Sandpoint.
I attended Northside Elementary. Kami, her mom, and now our girls are attending Washington Elementary. We both graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1995.
All of our stories are different but we are all united by the land that we share, Bonner County.
“What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws.”
– Alexander Hamilton
We get the government that we elect. I have been a public servant my entire career. Your support will help to move Bonner County in the direction you choose. If you like what you read, tell a friend, coworker, or family member to check out this site.
If you have questions about my candidacy send me a message, I will get back to you.