City: Spokane, WA
Education: Graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1959, majored in psychology at Whitworth University but did not complete her degree
Work Experience: Stay at home mom to her four sons and one grandson. Served as volunteer firefighter.
Political Experience: Fire commissioner for Spokane County Fire District 3 since 1990. Presently on the Local Emergency Planning Committee for 21 years and Emergency Medical Services Board Member for 15 years. Former member of the Liberty School Board for 13 years, Washington Fire Commissioners Association board for 18 years, Fire Protection Policy Board for 9 years and chairwoman for 5 years, Fire Leadership Forum founding member, Fire Representative with the Growth Management Steering Committee for 18 years
Family: Married for 54 years until her husband died in 2015. Has four sons and helped raise one of their grandsons
Big changes are coming to Spokane County Fire District 3, and two fire commissioner candidates plan to navigate those changes in different ways. Incumbent Sharon Colby, who has been a fire commissioner for nearly three decades, hopes to use her knowledge of the district to help manage an expanding service area smoothly.
Spokane County Fire District 3 commissioner candidates take different positions on tax increase and serving Medical Lake
A longtime Fire District 3 commissioner says she brings valuable experience at a time of big change while her opponent hopes to bring a new perspective.