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Online Primary Voters' Pamphlet, August 6, 2013
Fire Protection District No. 8 (South Bay) - Fire Commissioner, Position No. 2

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 South Bay Fire District will vote on this position.
Statements are written by the candidates, who are solely responsible for the contents therein.
Tom Engle 5538 72nd Ln NE, Olympia, WA 98516, (360) 951-1159,
Tom Engle

Tom has lived in the South Bay Fire district with his family for over 20 years, and has been very active in the community. He was president of South Bay Elementary School PTA, and coached Little League and YMCA basketball for many years. He was on the technology committee at North Thurston School District in the early stages of acquiring computers for the schools.

In his 20-year Army career, he held leadership positions supervising personnel, preparing budgets, and managing daily operations of various projects. Currently, as a defense contractor, he is a computer hardware/software trainer, communications engineer, and project lead for multiple operations and testing projects.

He wants to serve as Fire Commissioner to bring open communications, honesty, and transparency to the Board, and to involve the community in making responsible decisions to improve safety, and serve the needs of its citizens, in a fiscally responsible manner.

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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