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Commissioners
Members
  • Bill Gates, Chair
    William (Bill) Gates was originally elected in 2001 and re-elected in 2007 and 2013. His current term expires on December 31, 2019.
  • James A. Fossos, Vice Chair 
    James Fossos was originally elected to the Board of Fire Commissioners of KCFD 26 in 1993 and re-elected in 1999 and 2005 moving onto the current Board of Fire Commissioners of South King Fire and Rescue following a 2006 merger. He was re-elected in 2011. His current term expires December 31, 2017. 
  • Mark Freitas 
    Mark Freitas was originally elected in 1997, re-elected in 2003 and 2009. His current term expires December 31, 2015.
  • Mark Thompson 
    Mark Thompson was originally elected in November 1999 and re-elected in 2005 and 2011. His current term expires December 31, 2017.
  • John Rickert 
    John Rickert was elected in January 2010 with previous service as a fire commissioner for one term from 2002 to 2007. His current term expires December 31, 2015.

Overview

South King Fire & Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners is comprised of five elected fire commissioners. Each fire commissioner is elected for six years through the King County Office of Elections.