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Online Primary Voters' Pamphlet, August 6, 2013
Fire Protection District No. 3 (Lacey) - Fire Commissioner, Position No. 5

Fire Protection Districts & Regional Fire Authorities (RFA) - Fire protection districts and RFA’s are formed to provide fire prevention services, fire suppression, emergency medical services, and the protection of life and property in the county. Administrative authority for the districts results from decisions made by a board of elected fire commissioners. The board of fire commissioners has the authority to hire and appoint employees as well as administer all aspects of the district. The board is required to hold regular monthly meetings. Fire protection districts levy regular property taxes to provide services to the public. Additionally, with voter approval, the board may issue bonds and make excess levies for specific purposes. The voters elect commissioners to staggered six-year terms. The nonpartisan commissioners receive no regular salary, but may choose to receive nominal compensation for attending meetings.

All positions are nonpartisan.

  Only voters residing within the Lacey Fire District will vote on this position.
Statements are written by the candidates, who are solely responsible for the contents therein.
Judy Wilson 4507 Helena Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503, (360) 791-3883,
Judy Wilson

Hello, I’m Judy Wilson requesting your vote to continue as Lacey Fire District 3 Commissioner, Position 5. Since my service began in 2010 I helped select a new Chief and approved bonds, funded within the budget, to acquire two badly needed engines. Those engines are in service today. Further, the District was awarded a 2 year grant providing funds to hire 12 firefighters in order to fully staff Station 35 on Willamette Dr., which was unstaffed for a year. Knowing that the majority of the fire district’s budget depends on property taxes, I will responsibly manage the budget of the district to address our priority - responding to your emergencies.

With your vote, I pledge to keep you informed; to work cooperatively with others to continue providing outstanding service; investigate options to improve service where needed; to seek funding for critical needs; and to welcome your ideas. Vote for Judy!

Gary W. Hartloff 4744 Rehklau Rd SE, Olympia, WA 98513, (253) 905-0697,
Gary W. Hartloff

Experience is needed on the board of commissioners, but as of the first of the year the existing Fire Commissioners on the board will have only a total of eleven years as commissioners. I will utilize my 29 years of fire department experience, to lead the Lacey Fire District in providing essential services in the most cost effective methods possible; improving the quality of service. Keeping the EMS and firefighters close by all residents is my number one priority, as is to anticipate future needs of the district as our area continues to grow. I will fight hard for my fellow citizens of this district to keep us safe, now and into the future, while being prudent with our hard-earned tax dollars. I have the qualifications and experience to lead the Lacey Fire District into the future. I would consider it an honor to be your next fire commissioner.

Ballots will begin arriving October 17, 2013. If you have not received your ballot by October 24,
contact our office immediately.

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