City: Medical Lake, WA
His pitch: Haughton grew up in Fire District 10 and says it has to adapt to growth and businesses coming to the area. He’s worked in three fire departments as a career and volunteer firefighter, so he believes he can integrate fire district employees working in all capacities. He also wants to tighten the budget to recapture taxpayer dollars and research having a career firefighter on duty 24/7.
His words: “This is another way for me to give back and serve my community. … I believe I’m well rounded in the fire service, as it relates to volunteer staff, career staff and even residents.”
Education: Cheney High School class of 1986. Some college studying fire science at South Puget Sound Community College in the mid-’90s.
Political experience: None.
Work experience: Firefighter with the Spokane Fire Department since 2000, and has served as a lieutenant for about two years. Logistics section chief with Washington’s Incident Management Team 12 for more than a decade. Served in the U.S. Army from 1985-1992 and became a volunteer firefighter after he left the military.
Family: Married to Diane Haughton. They have one son and one daughter.