A candidate for Commissioner Pos. 1, Spokane County Fire District 8 in the 2015 Nov. 3 Washington General Election
City: Greenacres, WA
His words: “I bring a lot of experience to the table, and I’m a consensus builder. I’ve really enjoyed my time with District 8. We passed a levy and there will be a lot of changes pushed forward by that.” The levy will go toward staffing all stations with paramedics, 24/7.
His Pitch: “The levy in itself is a challenge – one-third of citizens didn’t support it. You have to very carefully take the needs of the people who didn’t support the levy into consideration.” Rorie says the district covers a variety of neighborhoods from urban to rural farming areas with very different needs, and they all must be covered.
Notable experience: Appointed to the commission in October 2013. Battalion chief with the Spokane Valley Fire Department, where he’s been employed for 24 years and has gained experience in budgeting, financial planning and labor and management relations.
Education: Earned bachelor degrees at Eastern Washington University.