Chmelik says if re-elected, he'll continue to fight for Idaho lands. He says it's time to build a solid foundation and by doing so reestablish trust and provide equal access to opportunity.
"It's time that we stood and said look, we got a story to tell and we need to be part of that," said Chmelik. "I'm watching our kids leave, our kids are leaving all the time, where are they going? Why are they going? There's no opportunity."
The current commissioner said it's time for change. He said it's important to privatize and gain control of Idaho lands so that more money can go towards education and county government services. Chmelik says he won't settle for failure and that he'll continue to represent small government and free market principle if re-elected.