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.
Spokane County Fire District Board Commissioner William A. “Bill” Anderson and challenger Larry T. Rider have at least one thing in common: more than two decades of firefighting experience. Anderson was employed with the Spokane Valley Fire Department for 29 years as a firefighter, dispatcher, engineer and officer.