City: Spokane, WA
His words: “Training and continuous improvement in firefighter safety are just right at the top of my responsibilities. Everything we think about is filtered through that principal.”
His pitch: Says he’s a good listener with management, budgetary and firefighting experience who knows how to collaborate with others. He’s focused on working with the chief and others in the district to create a strategic plan focused on addressing district needs, including maintaining strong cooperative ties with neighboring fire districts.
Notable experience: Appointed fire commissioner in 2012 and was re-elected. Runs a pest control company. Worked at Kaiser Aluminum as a training manager and internal communications representative. Volunteered as a first responder with Fire District 10 for several years in the 1980s.
Education: Graduated from North Central High School in 1973.