A candidate for Commissioner Pos. 3, Spokane County Fire District 5 in the 2015 Nov. 3 Washington General Election
City: Nine Mile Falls, WA
His words: “I have quite a bit of experience working with boards. I have a lot of skills that will really help us.”
His pitch: Says the commission needs to significantly improve communication with residents and strengthen basic management of the district. For instance, he said, the commission should develop a disaster plan with community input and create a schedule to replace equipment. Says he’s up-to-speed on district issues and has attended commission meetings for the past six months.
Notable experience: Worked for 35 years from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service as an agriculture economist. Served in U.S. Army from 1963 to 1965.
Education: Graduated from Umitilla High School in Oregon in 1961. Earned bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Oregon State University.