Chuck Whitman

Chuck Whitman

District 3 Commissioner

Phone: 509-243-2070
Cell: 509-780-2839
Elected: 2020
Email Chuck Whitman

Committees Served On

  • Election Canvassing Board
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Health District (Vice Chair)
  • Housing Authority
  • Indigent Burial
  • Law Enforcement Officers' and Fire Fighters' Disability
  • LC Valley Homeless Task Force
  • Martin Hall
  • National Association of Counties (NACco)
  • Public Transportation Benefit Area (Alternate)
  • Quality Behavioral Health (QBH)
  • Storm Water
  • Veterans Advisory Board (VAB)
  • Washington Rural Counties Insurance Pool (WRCIP)

Goals for the County

My primary goal is effective, transparent and fiscally responsible delivery of essential services to county residents. To this end as a Commissioner, engagement in the community including events, organizations and active in County Boards and Commissions is essential. Through engagement comes understanding different points of views and improved communications.


I served 23 years in the US Navy, both enlisted and Commissioned. While in the Service I married my wife of 47 years, Patti Cool, of Lapwai. During my Naval career I earned my B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering and retired in 1993 with the rank of Commander.

After the service I primarily worked as a Project Engineer and Project Manager and co-owner of a Technical Support Company for 2 of those years. My wife and I returned to Clarkston in 2005 and I managed the Idaho Foodbank, providing services to North Central Idaho and Asotin County. During this time I served on various Boards and Coalitions in the valley and Asotin County Advisory Boards. I was appointed as District 3 Commissioner in May of 2020.

My wife Patti and I have 2 adult children and 4 Grandchildren. We enjoy Camping and travelling in our Motorhome, fishing and I enjoy driving my Corvette.

What You Want the Citizens to Know About You

I came to the Board of Commissioners at a time of tremendous change and challenge with a very different set of job skills including management of very large organizations, budgeting, Engineering and Commercial Construction experience. I am very active in local Veterans Affairs and I welcome and encourage input and ideas from all residents concerning our challenges to deliver essential services.