Steve has been a part of Bonner County since 1957. Raised on the family farm in Sagle, Steve learned from an early age what it means to be part of the Bonner community. Inspired by his parents and principal, Jim Stoicheff, Steve became a teacher.
In 1968, Steve graduated from Sandpoint High School and shortly enrolled at the University of Idaho. He studied elementary education there and graduated in 1972. Steve with his wife, Marguerite, returned to Bonner County to begin his 40-year teaching career. He taught for 20 years as an elementary school teacher and then another 20 years at Lake Pend Oreille Alternative High School. Teaching provided him time in the summers to farm and build their family log home and selectively log in their woods. Steve has been a past member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Directors of the East Bonner County Library.
In 1970, Steve married his wife, Marguerite, on the banks of Cocolalla Creek and together raised four amazing children on the farm. Steve and Marguerite love visits from their nine grandchildren, the country life, and this beautiful county they call home.
Steve Johnson has been working with the public for 41 years – listening to concerns and finding solutions; supervising, evaluating and coordinating staff; overseeing a large budget; and interacting with government, non-profit and private-sector groups and individuals.
As a lifetime resident of Bonner County, he is running for County Commissioner, District 1 because he believes in and will work hard for the issues below …
Jobs that pay a living wage. As a County Commissioner, he will help retain and recruit businesses that will benefit Bonner County families.
Transparency and Accountability in property taxes and county budget.
Protection of private property rights for the landowner and maintenance of our Bonner County character.
Upgraded and maintained roads on a consistent basis for safety and convenience.
This is your county and Steve Johnson wants to make it a better place. Your opinion matters! Steve wants to hear from you, so he can better serve you and the county.