John Rickert was elected in 2009 and re-elected in 2015 his current term expires December 31, 2021. He had preciously served as a fire commissioner for one term from 2001 to 2007. John presently participates in the Budget and Finance, Insurance and Healthcare, Emergency Medical, Emergency Management, and Strategic Leadership Plan Committees. He also serves on the King County Fire Commissioners Association Emergency Medical Committee.
John retired as a captain in the Federal Way Fire Department in 2000, after 32 years of service to the citizens of Federal Way. He has been married for over 40 years and has two grown sons. John enjoys fishing and outdoor activities; he currently operates a fishing guide service.