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Fire District No. 10 pos. 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Ken Pegg 666 57.02%
Susan Leonetti 599 47.35%

* 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

One of two contested positions for Fire District 10. Commissioners receive $104.00 for each meeting attended. There are no healthcare benefits for this position. The term length is six years.

The Candidates

Ken Pegg

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.

Susan Leonetti

Spokane, WA

Her words: “Recruiting and retaining and training all of our people is very hard. They don’t stay with us for very long, there’s a lot of turnaround. I want to see that change.”

Her Pitch: Says her 20 years of experience as a volunteer firefighter with the district give her better perspective. Wants to prioritize better incentives for volunteer firefighters to improve retention, get defibrillators on all trucks and communicate more with the community about what the district is doing.

Notable Experience: Volunteered as a firefighter for District 10 for 20 years. Works as a school bus driver. Ran against Pegg last election and lost.

Education: Graduated from Shadle Park High School in 1973. Earned a bookkeeping certificate after two years of college.