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Online Primary Voters' Pamphlet, August 6, 2013
SE Thurston Fire Authority, Sub Region 1 - 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 SE Thurston Fire Authority will vote on this position.
Statements are written by the candidates, who are solely responsible for the contents therein.
Jonathan A. Sprouffske 14241 Finian Rd SE, Rainier, WA 98576, (360) 446-2222,,
Jonathan A. Sprouffske

Jonathan Sprouffske, a long term resident of Rainier, has consistently demonstrated his commitment to improving the community. He has served with the SE Thurston Fire Authority for the past 14 years and has personally witnessed the challenges facing this growing district.

As well as his experience, Jonathan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Saint Martin’s College and a Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law. These have provided a foundation from which he can lead the Board of Fire Commissioners.

Jonathan was chosen to be the Chair of the SE Thurston Fire Authority Board of Fire Commissioners in both 2012 and 2013. He has continued to work to reduce the board size and make the department more efficient during these tough economic times. Jonathan wishes to continue giving back to the community that provided him so much support growing up.

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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