Hate Watch: KKK Member Runs for Sheriff in North Idaho

33-year-old Shaun Patrick Winkler, who is reportedly a member of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and ” has links to the Aryan Nations and Church of Jesus Christ-Christian” has announced his candidacy for Bonner County sheriff.

According to The Bonner County Daily Bee,”Winkler, who has not held political office in the past, said he was motivated to run because of the increasing federal reach into Bonner County. He also has hard-line stances when it comes to drugs and sex offenders.”

But don’t worry, Winkler, who stood proudly with members of the Westboro Baptist Church when they protested a production of “The Laramie Project,” at North Idaho College in 2010, tells the newspaper,”his motivation to run is not to advance a white supremacist agenda if he’s elected.”

He also apparently had ties to former Aryan Nations head Richard Butler who was bankrupted by a lawsuit in 2001.  Butler died in 2004.

“Winkler is competing with incumbent Sheriff Daryl Wheeler and Ponderay Police Officer Tim Fry for the Republican nomination on May 15. The winner in the primary will face independent Rocky Jordan in the general election in November,” reports the Daily Bee.

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2 Responses to Hate Watch: KKK Member Runs for Sheriff in North Idaho

  1. Justin says:

    I would really like to know how this is a “Hate Watch”? I believe this man would do an excellent job as Sheriff not despite his belief structure but because of it. Once you hear his ideas and goals I think you would agree..maybe even stop all the negativity. SHAUN WINKLER for bonner county Sheriff!

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