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Race For Coeur d'Alene Mayor To Be Decided Tuesday

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The race to decide the next mayor of Coeur D'Alene is heating up heading into Election Day Tuesday.

The three candidates vying for the position are Steve Widmyer, Mary Souza, and Joe Kunka. However, many expect decision day to become a two horse race between Widmyer and Souza.

Mary Souza grew up in Spokane, but moved her family to Coeur D'Alene in 1987. Souza worked as a critical care nurse, volunteered with the PTO, and most recently led an opposition against the McEuen Park Development. According to her campaign website, she believes she can maintain partisan support and keep Coeur D'Alene's city government focused on making universal improvements.

Steve Widmyer has lived in Coeur D'Alene for more than 50 years. Widmyer prides himself on being a businessman, having opened multiple restaurants and boutiques. In a statement to KHQ, Widmyer wrote, "My plan for the City of Coeur D'Alene is to bring my financial and organizational experience to City Hall to make sure we have a fiscally responsible government."

Joe Kunka, the dark horse of the race, is a Marine Corps Veteran and salesman at Specialty Recreation & Marine in Coeur D'Alene. Kunka has no prior political experience. However, he told KHQ he would bring "neutrality and an open mind" to the job.

A link to the campaign websites of Steve Widmyer and Mary Souza are below. Joe Kunka does not have a campaign website.