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Fire District No. 9 Position 3

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Jim Bennett 3,922 61.62%
Judith Personett 3,462 46.89%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

About The Race

This is the only position in contention for Fire District #9 for the 2013 election. Commissioners receive $104.00 for each meeting attended. There are no healthcare benefits for this position. The term length is six years.

The Candidates

Jim Bennett

Party:
Age:
60
City:
Spokane, WA
Occupation:
Paramedict with American Medical Response

Bennett was a volunteer firefighter in Stevens County Fire Protection District 1 for a decade before serving as the districts chief medical officer. He was elected to the district's board of commissioners in 1999 and served through 2005. He has lived in the Five Mile area since 2006. He and his wife Lisa have been married for 10 years and have one daughter. Bennett said District 9 is a well run district and he wants to help maintain that.

Judith Personett

Party:
Age:
79
City:
Nine Mile Falls, WA
Occupation:
Retired

Personett was as a registered nurse for decades and worked at nine Veterans Administration hospitals and the Spokane County Jail before being appointed to the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. She served on the commission for nine years before retiring last year. She has lived in District 9 since 1981. She is unmarried and has three grown children. Personett said she wants to serve as a commissioner to ensure that the quality of care residents receive from paramedics is maintained.