• Carl Bjerke

Next Step

Well, it seems like most of the dust has settled, post-election, with some lingering national issues to sort out. But from my perspective – how I am presently looking at things, has much to do with my sincere appreciation for the many efforts made, not the least of which, were the efforts of more than 60% of the Kootenai County electorate coming out to cast their votes; that’s a great success, in and of itself. I

know many will say that things didn’t completely go their way, but I continue to be positive about what I see as a steady and incremental awakening in this state and country. I will remain long on America, and see an eventual dampening of the pendulum, as a sign that we can all coalesce around the common values that made this country great while lessening the attention on issues that tend to divide us.

With that said, I am eager to play my part in this continual great American experiment, where I intend to adhere to my message of sustaining and enhancing our representative form of government; seeking to restore and protect individual liberty, especially for those of our most vulnerable; and, to be led by the tenets of our inspirational founding documents, and keeping this Republic standing tall. It will be a busy lead-up to the 2023 session, with a few more conferences and a lot of meetings, but I am encouraged by some fantastic veteran legislators and those newly elected that I will be in good company and part of a competent and cooperative team. The next big step, prior to the 2023 session, will be the legislative orientation. We will be heading down to Boise for the orientation and swearing-in, etc., from Nov. 28th through December 2nd, and then returning for the session starting on January 9th.

I am very pleased with how things worked out regarding my campaign but know very well that most of what was accomplished would not have come to pass, without God’s leading; without the support of the

Kootenai County Republican Central Committee, with all its many facets; without the support and sacrifices of family and friends; without the sage advice of current legislators; and, the long list of volunteers and those who have chosen to trust me, by supporting me and ultimately voting me into office. I am truly humbled by it all – thank you.

If I could just ask one more favor of those who so diligently stayed the course, and are probably finally enjoying a respite from the election ordeal, to please keep an eye out for any Carl Bjerke for Senate signs: either grab them or let me know where I can go to pick them up; if they are worse for the wear, please go ahead and just dispose of them, but, also feel free to keep them or get them back to me. Although I will likely have a new design for the next election, I will still repurpose the originals as well.

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