Commissioner Candidate Andrea Maddalone

Andrea Maddalone was among those attending a recent regular meeting of the Hauser Lake Fire Protection District’s Board of Commissioners. These meetings are held at the fire station on the second Monday of every month at 6:30 pm and the public is encouraged to attend.

On September 9, Andrea introduced herself to the Board and others in attendance as a candidate for Fire Commissioner Sub-District 2, a seat currently held by Lisa Wendle but for which Lisa will not be running again this November.

Andrea Maddalone explained that her experience includes being in the fire service 12 years as a firefighter and EMT in Colorado. She has a degree in Fire Science and worked for a local Chamber of Commerce as an executive to the Board. She reported to a Board of Directors for 15 years. With her experience in firefighting and with the Board of Directors, she believes she would be a good match for the HLFPD Fire Commissioner position. She also has a community-oriented family, has lived in Hauser three years, and wants to teach her children that volunteering is an important value. Her husband is a volunteer firefighter with the HLFPD currently.

Both sub-district 1 and 2 have seats up for election this November 5. All candidates are encouraged to attend future meetings and introduce themselves. Introductions will be summarized, as above, and posted here. The next meeting will be held on October 14. Join us!

Posted by Secretary/Treasurer/Web Admin J. Rodman

Join Us on September 28

Open House and Celebration 11-2

You are invited to the Hauser Lake Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, September 28th, from 11 am to 2 pm.

What’s the occasion, you ask?

For two years, Hauser Fire Department volunteers have been working to replace a 1966 fire truck. At long last, “T733” is ready and will be put into service. This truck will make emergency responses, including wildland fire response, much safer for our community and volunteers, especially in the winter.

Kids can learn fire safety. Enjoy free hotdogs and soda. Join us as we put our latest firefighting tool into service!

T-733 photo by Gary Mobbs
T-733 (Photo courtesy Gary Mobbs)

November 5 Election

Two of the three Hauser Lake Fire Protection District commissioners are up for election this fall and one, Lisa Wendle, will not be running again. Lisa is from the southernmost sub-district in Hauser Lake and Wes Michael, also up for election, is from the eastern sub-district. Please see the map on our page titled “Sub-Districts and Commissioners.

Candidates for the Board of Commissioners must live in the respective sub-district, though elections are district-wide. Commissioners serve four-year terms.

Candidate packets are available from the Kootenai County website at or by request from the fire chief or clerk. You can also request the packet by email from admin [at]

The first and most important deadline is September 5 at 5 pm. This is the date and time by which candidates must file their first forms with the local fire district clerk. Only the original forms can be accepted, not photocopies, and they must be turned in in-person, not by fax or electronic means.

2019 Elections

This page may be helpful to voters and to those considering a run for public office. Commissioners of the Hauser Lake Fire Protection District are elected in November elections which are held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November.

This election calendar is pulled from within the 2019 Consolidated Election Manual issued by the Idaho Secretary of State. It shows important deadlines for candidates and voters.

For forms such as the Declaration/Petition and voter registration forms–among others–please open the Consolidated Election Manual linked above, or call the Hauser Lake VFD: 208-773-1174.

2019 local election calendar

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