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Gregory (Spudd) Hesse

A candidate for Spokane County Fire District 8 Commission Position 3, Spokane County Fire District 8 in the 2023 Washington General Election, Nov. 7

Age: 76

City: Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1965, then earned a fire science degree from Spokane Community College.

Work experience: Worked briefly for Northern Pacific Railroad and as a carpenter before joining the Spokane Fire Department as a firefighter in 1970. Along the way he also owned several businesses, including a construction company, and worked for General Fire Equipment for several years. He retired from the city fire department as a fire marshal in 2003.

Political experience: First served as a Spokane County Fire District 8 commissioner from 2000-13 and was re-elected in 2017.

Family: Married to Denise Hesse. Has three children and two grandchildren.

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Jeff Larsen 5,781 73.38%
Gregory (Spudd) Hesse 2,097 26.62%

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