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Idaho Sheriff's Survey

The Freedom Man PAC sent out a survey to all 44 Sheriffs in the state of Idaho asking them if they would enforce the Governors unconstitutional lockdown order.

Every Sheriff was sent a single response form with a self-addressed stamped envelope, and the option to securely respond online.

The response letter says the following (you can see it for yourself on the right):

I, Sheriff [their name entered here, from [County name entered here] County will act as follows:

___ I will enforce Governor Brad Little’s “Stay Home” Order.
___ I will not enforce Governor Brad Little’s “Stay Home” Order.

They were then given instructions to respond by May 15th, 2020 or we would mark that they "refused to respond." All letters were sent Certified Mail.
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Click the icon to download an Excel Spreadsheet with the Contact Information for all county Sheriffs in the state of Idaho:

The Freedom Man PAC's Suggested Action:

  • Do NOT VOTE for any Sheriff highlighted in RED below.
  • Call Sheriff's in RED and voice your negative sentiments.
  • Call Sheriff's in GREEN and voice your hearty support for them.
  • Definitely vote for and support all Sheriff's highlighted in GREEN below.
Idaho Sheriff Survey Response
Here are the Sheriffs listed in alphabetical order by County:
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ADA COUNTY

Sheriff Steve Bartlett
7200 Barrister Drive
Boise, ID 83704
sheriff@adacounty.id.gov
(208) 577-3000

Sheriff Bartlett met with Diego Rodriguez from the Freedom Man PAC to clarify his position. His conversation did not warrant an official endorsement from the Freedom Man PAC, Diego (who lives in Ada County), however he has written a synopsis of their conversation which you can read by clicking here.
I met with Sheriff Bartlett personally to discuss his view on the Constitutionality of the Governor’s Stay-Home order and to determine whether or not the Ada County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) would be enforcing the order.

Our initial concern at the Freedom Man PAC was the communication that the ACSO had sent on their Facebook page here: ACSO Facebook

Here, the ACSO declares that, “We will cite or charge if we absolutely have to – if people continually and willfully violate the Governor’s order after we have spoken with them. As I said, I am confident that won’t happen.”

In our view, citing or charging anyone for violating the Governor’s order, which itself is a clear violation of the Constitution, would be wrong—under any circumstances. However, after speaking with Sheriff Bartlett directly, he assured me that his office would only be citing or charging citizens of a crime was being committed. In other words, they would only be citing or charging citizens who are actually breaking the law in some way.

Sheriff Bartlett adamantly professed his love and respect for the Constitution and expressed how seriously he takes his oath of office and his vow to protect and defend the Constitution. He also highlighted that his actions speak even louder than his words when he asked, “How many people has the ACSO arrested or cited or charged during this COVID crisis?” The answer to that is ZERO. And he let me know that it is by his instruction and constant communication with his staff that no one has been charged or cited during the lockdown (it must also be noted that the ACSO is the largest law enforcement agency in the state and has possibly more staff and constituents than a large percentage of the other 43 counties combined).

Sheriff Bartlett additionally admitted that the language of the Governor’s order is “confusing” and that the constitutionality of the order will be left up to the courts.

Sheriff Bartlett also went on to describe an incident as a piece of anecdotal evidence to help clarify the ACSO’s position on the matter, where he himself was on patrol (which in my opinion is honorable for someone in his office), and where he happened upon a large group of people in a public gathering, who were clearly violating the Governor’s order.

Sheriff Bartlett got out of his patrol car, approached the group, and engaged them on a personal and friendly level. He let them know that this is America, and Idaho in particular, and that they are FREE to enjoy themselves. But he asked them to “consider” that there is a stay home order in place, and asked them to consider “social distancing” and other personal safety measures. He then asked them to stay safe and moved on.

Quite frankly, that is all we ask of our government. If only Brad Little had the same respect for the people of Idaho. There would be no protests, no anti-government sentiment, and no breaking down of the social contract between citizens and government if Governor Little had made his stay home “orders” a simple list of suggestions and considerations for Idahoans. Undoubtedly, a great number of Idahoans would have followed suit with the Governor’s suggestions, while others would have ignored it. But at least then, the people would be FREE to make their own decisions.

Sheriff Bartlett, in my view, has carefully walked the line and held the balance between Constitutionality and upholding the necessary relationships with legislators, government officials, and most importantly, the citizens who elected him to protect us.

Unfortunately, Sheriff Bartlett’s public position was not enough to warrant an endorsement from the Freedom Man PAC, though it was enough to earn my personal vote, as a resident of Ada County.

Diego Rodriguez
Freedom Man PAC
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ADAMS COUNTY

Sheriff Ryan Zollman
REFUSED TO RESPOND
P.O. Box 64
Council, ID 83612
rzollman@co.adams.id.us
(208) 253-4228

DO NOT VOTE for Ryan Zollman
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BANNOCK COUNTY

Sheriff Lorin Nielsen
REFUSED TO RESPOND
P.O. Box 4666
Pocatello, ID 83205
208-236-7116

DO NOT VOTE for Lorin Nielsen
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BEAR LAKE COUNTY

Sheriff Bart Heslington
REFUSED TO RESPOND
P.O. Box 365
Paris , ID 83261
(208) 945-212

DO NOT VOTE for Bart Heslington
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BENEWAH COUNTY

Sheriff Dave Resser
WILL NOT enforce the "Stay Home" order
701 College Avenue
St. Maries, ID 83861
(208) 245-5224

VOTE FOR SHERIFF DAVE RESSER!
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BINGHAM COUNTY

Sheriff Craig Rowland
WILL NOT enforce the "Stay Home" order
501 N. Maple #405
Blackfoot, ID 83221
(208) 785-4440

VOTE FOR SHERIFF CRAIG ROWLAND
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BLAINE COUNTY

Sheriff Steve Harkins
REFUSED TO RESPOND
1650 Aviation Drive
Hailey, ID 83333
sheriff@co.blaine.id.us
(208) 788-5555

DO NOT VOTE for Steve Harkins
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BOISE COUNTY

Sheriff Scott Turner
REFUSED TO RESPOND
P.O. Box 189
Idaho City, ID 83631
shturner@co.boise.id.us
(208) 392-4411

DO NOT VOTE for Scott Turner
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BONNER COUNTY

Sheriff Daryl Wheeler
WILL NOT enforce the "Stay Home" order
4001 N. Boyer Ave
Sandpoint, ID 83864
bonnersheriff@bonnerso.org
(208) 263-8417

VOTE FOR SHERIFF DARYL WHEELER
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BONNEVILLE COUNTY

Sheriff Paul Wilde
REFUSED TO RESPOND
605 N. Capital Ave.
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(208) 529-1375

DO NOT VOTE for Paul Wilde
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BOUNDARY COUNTY

Sheriff David Kramer
WILL NOT enforce the "Stay Home" order
4001 N. Boyer Ave
P.O. Box 127
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
(208) 267-3151

VOTE for David Kramer
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BUTTE COUNTY

Sheriff Dave Hansen
REFUSED TO RESPOND
P.O. Box 130
Arco, ID 83213
tenbso@atcnet.net
(208) 527-8553

DO NOT VOTE for Dave Hansen
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CAMAS COUNTY

Sheriff Dave Sanders
REFUSED TO RESPOND
P.O. Box 220
Fairfield, ID 83327
ccso@rtci.net
(208) 764-2261

DO NOT VOTE for Dave Sanders
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CANYON COUNTY

Sheriff Kieran Donahue
REFUSED TO RESPOND
1115 Albany St.
Caldwell, ID 83605
sheriffsoffice@canyonco.org
(208) 454-7510

DO NOT VOTE for Kieran Donahue
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CARIBOU COUNTY

Sheriff Kelly Wells
REFUSED TO RESPOND
475 E. 2nd S.
Soda Springs, ID 83276
(208) 547-2561

DO NOT VOTE for Kelly Wells
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CASSIA COUNTY

Sheriff Jay Heward
REFUSED TO RESPOND
129 E. 14th Street
Burley, ID 83318
(208) 878-9327

DO NOT VOTE for Jay Heward
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CLARK COUNTY

Sheriff Bart May
REFUSED TO RESPOND
P.O. Box 327
Dubois, ID 83423
bmay@co.clark.id.us
(208) 374-5403

DO NOT VOTE for Bart May
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CLEARWATER COUNTY

Sheriff Chris Goetz
WILL NOT enforce the "Stay Home" order
150 Michigan Ave.
Orofino, ID 83544
(208) 476-4521

VOTE FOR SHERIFF CHRIS GOETZ
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CUSTER COUNTY

Sheriff Stu Lumpkin
Not yet responded
P.O. Box 344
Challis, ID 83226
(208) 879-2232
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ELMORE COUNTY

Sheriff Mike Hollinshead
Not yet responded
2255 East 8th North
Mountain Home, ID 83647
(208) 587-2121
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FRANKLIN COUNTY

Sheriff Dave Fryar
Not yet responded
39 W. Oneida
Preston, ID 83263
franklincounty@fcidaho.us
(208) 852-1234
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FREMONT COUNTY

Sheriff Len Humphries
WILL NOT enforce the "Stay Home" order
146 N. 2nd W.
Saint Anthony, ID 83445
(208) 624-4482

VOTE FOR SHERIFF LEN HUMPHRIES
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GEM COUNTY

Sheriff Chuck Rolland
REFUSED TO RESPOND
410 E. 1st St.
Emmett, ID 83617
sheriff@co.gem.id.us
(208) 365-3521

DO NOT VOTE for Chuck Rolland
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GOODING COUNTY

Sheriff Shaun Gough
REFUSED TO RESPOND
624 Main Street
Gooding, ID 83330
sheriff@co.gooding.id.us
(208) 934-4421

DO NOT VOTE for Shaun Gough
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IDAHO COUNTY

Sheriff Doug Giddings
REFUSED TO RESPOND
320 West Main St. #4
Grangeville, ID 83530
(208) 983-1100

DO NOT VOTE for Doug Giddings
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JEFFERSON COUNTY

Sheriff Steve Anderson
REFUSED TO RESPOND
200 Courthouse Way
Rigby, ID 83442
(208) 745-9210

DO NOT VOTE for Steve Anderson
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JEROME COUNTY

Sheriff George Oppedyk
REFUSED TO RESPOND
2151 South Tiger Drive
Jerome, ID 83338
jcsheriff@co.jerome.id.us
(208) 595-3300

DO NOT VOTE for George Oppedyk
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KOOTENAI COUNTY

Sheriff Ben Wolfinger
REFUSED TO RESPOND
P.O. Box 9000
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816
(208) 446-1300

DO NOT VOTE for Ben Wolfinger
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LATAH COUNTY

Sheriff Richard Skyles
REFUSED TO RESPOND
P.O. Box 8068
Moscow, ID 83843
(208) 882-2216

DO NOT VOTE for Richard Skyles
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LEMHI COUNTY

Sheriff Steve Penner
REFUSED TO RESPOND
206 Courthouse Drive
Salmon, ID 83467
sheriff@lemhicountyidaho.org
(208) 756-8980

DO NOT VOTE for Steve Penner
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LEWIS COUNTY

Sheriff Jason Davis
REFUSED TO RESPOND
510 Oak Street, Rm#5
Nez Perce, ID 83543
(208) 937-2447

DO NOT VOTE for Jason Davis
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LINCOLN COUNTY

Sheriff Rene King
REFUSED TO RESPOND
111 W. B. St. S
Shoshone, ID 83352
(208) 886-2250

DO NOT VOTE for Rene King
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MADISON COUNTY

Sheriff Rick Henry
REFUSED TO RESPOND
145 E. Main
Rexburg, ID 83440
bquayle@madisonsheriff.com
(208) 356-5426

DO NOT VOTE for Rick Henry
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MINIDOKA COUNTY

Sheriff Eric Snarr
REFUSED TO RESPOND
P.O. Box 368
Rupert, ID 83350
(208) 434-2320

DO NOT VOTE for Eric Snarr
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NEZ PEARCE COUNTY

Sheriff Joe Rodriguez
WILL NOT enforce the "Stay Home" order
P.O. Box 896
Lewiston, ID 83501
(208) 799-3131

VOTE FOR SHERIFF JOE RODRIGUEZ
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ONEIDA COUNTY

Sheriff Arne Jones
Not yet responded
10 Court Street
Malad, ID 83252
sheriff@oneidasheriff.net
(208) 766-2251

DO NOT VOTE for Arne Jones
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OWHYEE COUNTY

Sheriff Perry Grant
REFUSED TO RESPOND
P.O. Box 128
Murphy, ID 83650
pgrant@co.owyhee.id.us
(208) 495-1154

DO NOT VOTE for Perry Grant
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PAYETTE COUNTY

Sheriff Chad Huff
REFUSED TO RESPOND
1130 3rd Ave. N., Rm#101
Payette, ID 83661
(208) 642-6006

DO NOT VOTE for Chad Huff
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POWER COUNTY

Sheriff Jim Jeffries
REFUSED TO RESPOND
550 Gifford Ave.
America Falls, ID 83211
(208) 226-2311

DO NOT VOTE for Jim Jeffries
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SHOSHONE COUNTY

Sheriff Mike Gunderson
REFUSED TO RESPOND
717 Bank Street
Wallace, ID 83873
(208) 556-1114

DO NOT VOTE for Mike Gunderson
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TETON COUNTY

Sheriff Tony Liford
REFUSED TO RESPOND
230 N. Main St.
Driggs, ID 83427
sheriffdocs@co.teton.id.us
(208) 354-2323

DO NOT VOTE for Tony Liford
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TWIN FALLS COUNTY

Sheriff Tom Carter
REFUSED TO RESPOND
P.O. Box 146
Twin Falls, ID 83303
(208) 736-4177

DO NOT VOTE for Tom Carter
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VALLEY COUNTY

Sheriff Patti Bolen
REFUSED TO RESPOND
P.O. Box 1350
Cascade, ID 83611
sheriff@co.valley.id.us
(208) 382-7150

DO NOT VOTE for Patti Bolen
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WASHINGTON COUNTY

Sheriff Matt Thomas
WILL NOT enforce the "Stay Home" order
262 E. Court
Weiser, ID 83672
wcsheriff@co.washington.id.us
(208) 414-2121

VOTE FOR SHERIFF MATT THOMAS
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Boise, ID 83709
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