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KING COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 16/ Election 2011
Position No. 1
There are five commissioners on the Northshore Fire District Board of commissioners; I am running for re-election for one of these positions. My 24 years of dedicated service demonstrates a strong commitment to providing the community an exceptional level of service. I have also demonstrated a commitment to maintaining appropriate fiscal constraints through regional consolidations, outsourcing of numerous functions and maintaining a lean administrative staff. I have been instrumental in providing our firefighters with the very best facilities, apparatus, equipment and training that enables a safe and effective delivery of emergency services.
While the Northshore Fire Department provides excellent service, it faces some challenges right now, which I have a unique ability to address. I am very interested in the success and health of our fire department as a citizen within the fire district and also as a fire service professional who works side-by-side with Northshore firefighters.
Property values have decreased as a result of the decline in housing prices, and therefore, so have fire district revenues, which come primarily from property tax revenues. In addition, Bothell is annexing portions of the fire district, decreasing our revenues further.