A candidate for Commissioner Pos. 3, Spokane County Fire District 5 in the 2015 Nov. 3 Washington General Election
City: Spokane , WA
His words: “I’ve spent essentially my entire life in service in one way or another.”
His pitch: Clouse says his goal is for all firefighters to be “properly trained and properly equipped to respond to all the taxpayers in the district in a reasonable amount of time.” That, he says is not the case currently because it takes at least 20 minutes to respond to most residents. He believes the district will need to ask voters for a levy, but that the commission first “needs our ducks in the line to show a need for it.” Among the needs, he said: modern personal protective equipment.
Notable experience: Incumbent on the board; appointed to fill vacancy in late 2014. Served in Air National Guard from 1985 to 2008 as avionics technician. Served for 15 years as volunteer firefighter in Spokane County Fire District 10.
Education: Graduated from Reardan-Edwall High School, 1971. Associates degree in avionics management from Spokane Technical Institute.