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Derek Knecht

A candidate for Fairfield Mayor, Town of Fairfield in the 2017 Washington General Election, Nov. 7


Age: 50

City: Fairfield, Washington

Education: High school graduate. Two years of community college studying Business and Financial Management.

Job experience: Worked for eight years as Fairfield public works director. Journeyman carpenter. Served on the Fire Dept. as an EMT-B/Firefighter and as the Emergency Medical Services Director. Collectively worked for more than 10 years as head wrestling coach for Liberty Junior High and Liberty High School.

Knecht did not respond to some requests for information.

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
KayDee Gilkey 149 75.63%
Derek Knecht 48 24.37%

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