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Bradley Mertens

A candidate for Spokane Valley Fire Commission, position 1, Spokane Valley Fire Department in the 2019 Washington General Election, Nov. 5


Age: 40

City: Spokane Valley, WA

Education: Graduated from West Valley High School in 1999. Obtained associate degree in fluid power from Spokane Community College. Obtained paramedic associate degree in paramedic medicine from Prince George’s Community College in Maryland.

Career experience: Currently a paramedic and firefighter for Spokane County Fire District 8, but has worked as an emergency responder at several fire departments around the country since 2001.Most of his job changes were due to his wife's career in the U.S. Army. Before working as an emergency responder, he worked as an account manager for a company that made equipment to make computer processing chips.

Political experience: First-time candidate.

Family: Married and has one daughter.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Patrick W. Burch 14,267 54.13%
Bradley Mertens 12,090 45.87%

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