* 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.
- Spokane, WA
His words: “I attended many fire district meetings before I decided to get involved. I’ve lived in the district for 33 years and know it very well.”
His pitch: “I’m committed to providing high quality medical and fire services to the citizens and to manage their tax dollars responsibly, and to supporting personnel delivering those services.”
Notable Experience: Appointed commissioner in June 2013. Current chairman of the District 8 board. Serves on the board of directors for the Spokane County Fire Commissioners Association. Serves on the budget and finance committee for the Washington State Fire Commissioners Association. Served on citizens committee that examined District 8 chief candidates in 2004. Works for Comcast.
Education: Earned Bachelors degree from Eastern Washington University.
- Spokane, WA
Firefighters in Spokane, Spokane Valley and Spokane County Fire District 8 rushed to three house fires Friday evening. The most serious fire was reported at 6819 S. Meadows Road in District 8 at 6 p.m. The homeowner, who escaped the blaze unharmed, told firefighters the fire started on the patio and spread into the house and the attic, said District 8 Deputy Chief Greg Godfrey.
Four of the largest fire departments in Spokane County announced an agreement on Monday that will send the nearest fire or medical crew to emergency calls regardless of jurisdiction. No longer will department brass have to make a formal request for mutual aid across fire service boundaries.