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.
Derek Knecht has said he wants to be the mayor of Fairfield to “bring back honesty, integrity, accountability and transparency.” Anonymously, others have insinuated that he’s running with “vengeance in mind.”