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William A. (Bill) Anderson

A candidate for Spokane Valley Fire Commission, position 5, Spokane Valley Fire Department in the 2017 Washington General Election, Nov. 7


Political Experience: Spokane Valley Fire Board commissioner since 2000. Active leader in Spokane Valley Firefighters 876. Trustee of Washington State Council of Firefighters for 25 years.

Work experience: Spokane Valley firefighter for 29 years; dispatcher and engineer before a promotion to officer in 1992. Station captain for Millwood Station No. 2 before retiring in 1999.

Education: Graduated from Rogers High School. Earned associates degrees in fire administration and civil engineer technology from Spokane Community College. Earned bachelor’s degree from Eastern Washington University in general studies in 1991.

Family: Married to Fran Anderson. Has two daughters, a stepson and 11 grandchildren.

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
William A. (Bill) Anderson 9,870 51.65%
Larry T. Rider 9,239 48.35%

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