Three candidates are vying for Spokane County Fire District 3, Commissioner Position 3, in the Sept. 20 primary.
Mike R. Jackson is seeking a third term as commissioner and is being challenged by Raymond Pendell and Ralph Walter, who are seeking the nonpartisan commissioner’s position for the first time.
In Fire District 3, three commissioners serve as the governing body for the district, overseeing the budget and managing personnel issues.
Commissioners serve a six-year term, meet once a month and receive a stipend of $70 per meeting.
District 3 is the largest fire district in Spokane County, protecting 15,000 people living in a 560-square-mile area in the Cheney area. It has 110 to 120 positions. Staff members include a chief and four deputy chiefs.
District 3 operates out of 10 stations that protect a primarily residential area and is responsible for firefighting, hazardous material response, emergency medical services, vehicle rescue (extraction) and search and rescue within its boundaries.
Local journalism is essential.
Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.
Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter
Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.