PRESS RELEASE from Ron Paul
2012 Presidential Campaign Committee
Contact: Gary Howard
Endorsed By Idaho Bonner County Commissioner Cornel Rasor
Northern Idahoan praises Dr. Paul’s
unwavering consistency in advancing
BOISE, Idaho – 2012
Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul was today endorsed today by
Bonner County Commissioner Cornel Rasor, a sitting member of the
three-person Bonner County Board of Commissioners.
In making his public endorsement, Commissioner Rasor issued the
“As I reflect on the qualities I would like to see in a President, what
comes to mind are several traits. He should be conversant in the
document he is sworn to uphold – the U.S. Constitution. He should
understand his powers as outlined in that document. He should be
of commitment and peace and he should be honest and transparent.
“The only candidate that meets those qualifications in my estimation is
Ron Paul. He has been consistent in his principles and has not
in his commitment to the constitution and the founding principles of
this country. No one else running has these qualities and for
reasons I gladly support Ron Paul for President.”
Cornel Rasor was raised in Bonner County where he attended local
schools. He was brought up on a cattle ranch on Rapid Lighting
Road and later in Westmond. He and his four siblings have many
memories of ranch life together.
In high school he was an active member of the Future Farmers of America
where he was also the North Idaho District President. He
from Sandpoint High School in 1974 and went on to attend North Idaho
College and the University of Idaho where he studied Veterinary
Medicine. In 1976 Cornel and his wife Kim were married at the
of God Church in Sandpoint. Together they have three children and
Cornel has been the manager of the Army Surplus here in Sandpoint for
the last 31 years. When not busy with the work of the County he
the Surplus Store. Cornel is active in the Republican Central
Committee and currently is the Chairman and the committeeman for the
Southside Precinct. Cornel often states that has a passion for
rights and freedoms of the people of Bonner County.
He has led in the formation of a Property Rights Council in Bonner
County, the first in the country and is currently working with leaders
in other states to form their own citizen advisory boards.
Bonner County is one of Idaho’s northernmost counties, with about
41,000 residents. It includes the cities of Clark Fork, Dover,
Hope, Kootenai, Oldtown, Ponderay, Priest River and Sandpoint.