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Covington Water District

Commissioner Position 1

Kevin A. Fuhrer

Kevin A. Fuhrer

25434 SE 274th Pl

Maple Valley, WA 98038

(425) 281-6141

Education: Bachelor of Science - Accounting, Central Washington University
Occupation: Assistant Finance Director

Dedication to Service

An unwavering commitment to service has driven me since my days as a United States Marine to the present, serving as your Commissioner.  It will remain a duty of the highest order.


Experience and Knowledge

Following appointment to the Board in July 2016, I put my 28 years of financial management and nine years of water industry specific experience to work for you.  The results - a zero percent water rate increase, elimination of the top summer consumption tier, and savings through significant reductions in the construction program.


Fiscally Conservative

As your representative, I will vigorously scrutinize fees and operations to ensure we receive the highest value for our hard-earned dollars without sacrificing water system reliability or efficiency.  Neither interest is exclusive of the other.  Assessing the continued need for summer rates will be my point of particular emphasis.


Thank you for placing your trust in me.


Barry Knowles

Barry Knowles

16202 se 260th st

Covington, WA 98042

(206) 574-8232

Education: I spent 7 years in military service and attended South Seattle Community College.
Occupation: I process drugs and narcotics for return or destruction.

I am known as a team player and a problem solver. I would be honored to serve as a commissioner. I was a General Contractor for over 17 years and I developed property including the planning and installation of utilities. I reviewed contracts and managed all sub-contractors on the jobs. Budgeting and strict cost management were my responsibility. As your commissioner. I will work as a team member to assure the community that our services are handled in an efficient, cost effective manner. I will work to insure that the water supply system feeding Covington is having the proper maintenance performed. I am the kind of businessman that would spend half my time in the office and the other half inspecting work, reviewing procedures and looking for ways to improve practices to provide clean wonderful healthy water at the lowest price to the consumer as possible.

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