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Online Primary Voters' Pamphlet, August 6, 2013

West Thurston Regional Fire Authority (Littlerock)
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 West Thurston Regional Fire Authority (Littlerock) will vote on this position.
Statements are written by the candidates, who are solely responsible for the contents therein.
John Jones 12005 Shadowbrook Dr SW, Olympia, WA 98512, (360) 280-9358,
John Jones

My name is John Jones. I am a retired firefighter with a 28-year career and 30 years of volunteer service. My volunteer service includes Littlerock, Grand Mound and Rochester Fire Departments, the agencies now operating as West Thurston Regional Fire Authority.

I have a background in budget and strategic planning and consider myself conservative in nature. I believe the citizens have provided an excellent infrastructure and now the commissioner’s job to maintain and provide the highest level of service possible. This is my personal goal, and with your support, I will provide it to you.

Thomas Culleton 2622 Champion Ct SW, Olympia, WA 98512, (360) 705-2341,
Thomas Culleton

Littlerock / West Thurston Fire Authority is facing challenges, and I am running for the position of Fire Commissioner to provide stability and accountability in this exciting time. I bring over ten years of firefighting experience and five years training our recruits at the Thurston County Fire Rescue Training Consortium. I also bring budget and hands on experience from over 30 years of operations and logistics management in the private sector. I have the experience to control costs in these tough times. I will be a voice for the continued improvement of service and response times. As a twenty-year resident of Scott Lake, I have the community ties that will make me an effective Fire Commissioner for the voters. Please vote Thomas Culleton for West Thurston Fire Commissioner Position 1.

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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