He said he's running for this position because he likes the idea of working as part of a team with the other commissioners.
"The board works as a team," said Walser. "And that's where I think my background of committees and board of directors involvement is so important. I'm used to working with people. I'm not a one-man-band, not a one-man-show."
In the past, Walser has taken on leadership positions on various boards, including the Farm Services Agency, which is a local branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He opposes Cooke's idea of creating a paramedic service in Latah County because he believes the current volunteer services are fully functioning and do not need to change. Walser is from Viola, and he's a University of Idaho alumnus.