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Sunday, October 25, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Patrick W. Burch

A candidate for Spokane Valley Fire Department Commission, position 1, Spokane Valley Fire Department in the 2019 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 6


City: Spokane Valley, WA

Education: Graduated from Anaconda (Mont.) High School, 1981. Earned bachelor’s degree at Eastern Washington University in information systems and operations management and completed a Master of Business Administration at Washington State University.

Work experience: Co-owner and business manager of Neurotherapy Northwest. Former vice president of operations at MediServ, a medical billing company. Former financial controller for Boeing Airborn Warning and Control System airplanes, and former industrial engineer for the 757 Final Assembly Division. Served in Navy Reserve for eight years, working on nuclear-powered submarines.

Political experience: Appointed to the Spokane Valley Fire Department board in 2016. Volunteer member of department’s Community Emergency Response Team team in 2008. Served as team leader of Fire Corps, a volunteer group.

Family: Married and has two children.

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Patrick W. Burch 7,777 41.48%
Bradley Mertens 6,232 33.24%
Randall Bean 4,739 25.28%

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