When you’re seeking a seat on a fire district commission, you can’t have better friends than firefighters.
Powered by the local firefighters union’s endorsement, Andrew Boyle beat longtime Kootenai County Fire and Rescue Commissioner Richard A. Nordstrom Tuesday, 922-597, while challenger Jeff Populus finished third with 440 votes.
Boyle, a 27-year first responder and former captain with the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, defeated an incumbent who had served on the Kootenai County Fire and Rescue Commission since January 1986. Back then, before consolidation, it was known as Post Falls Fire District.
Here are the unofficial vote counts in Tuesday’s contested races for Kootenai County fire district commissioners.
KOOTENAI CO FIRE DIST COMM SUB-DIST 3
Andrew Boyle: 922
Richard A. Nordstrom: 597
Jeff Populus: 440
TIMBERLAKE FIRE DIST COMM SUB-DIST 4
Sherry Graaskamp: 175
David “Rudy” Rudebaugh: 258
TIMBERLAKE FIRE DIST COMM SUB-DIST 5
Sam Conner: 263
Deborah Rose: 156
SPIRIT LAKE FIRE DIST COMM SUB-DIST 2
Jonathan Hall: 200
Mark Miller: 182
Here are the unofficial vote counts in the uncontested races for Kootenai County fire district commissioners.
TIMBERLAKE FIRE DIST COMM SUB-DIST 2
Robert Schaff: 344
KOOTENAI CO FIRE DIST COMM SUB-DIST 4
Paul R. Wagner: 1,784
KOOTENAI CO FIRE DIST COMM SUB-DIST 5
Michael Hunt: 1,779