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Online Primary Voters' Pamphlet, August 6, 2013
Fire Protection District No. 9 (McLane) - Fire Commissioner, Position No. 1

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 McLane Fire District will vote on this position.
Statements are written by the candidates, who are solely responsible for the contents therein.
Dale M. Putnam 4620 11th Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 866-8172,
Dale M. Putnam

I have served as Commissioner in District #9 since January 2009. I believe the district is well managed and has excellent personnel. I want to help the district keep meeting the needs of all residents by continuing as Commissioner.

My fire service experience includes six years as a volunteer firefighter in District #13 with three years as a lieutenant. During this time I was named Firefighter of the Year for both District #13 and Thurston County. I served as a Commissioner in District #13 for three years, and was Chairman of the Thurston County Fire Commissioners Association for one year.

I have 35 years of management experience with 25 years at a senior level and have been involved in numerous volunteer activities. I am married with three grown children and three grandchildren and have resided in District #9 since 2004. I appreciate your vote for me as 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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