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King County Fire Protection District No. 16

Commissioner Position No. 3

Tyler Byers

Tyler Byers

P.O. BOX 82305


Education: Central Washington University
Occupation: Paramedic/Firefighter, Lacey Fire District #3

As Fire Commissioner I will ensure that our citizens receive the highest level of fire protection and emergency services. As a taxpayer I will be fiscally responsible and allocate funds appropriately. I will ensure our firefighters have the tools and training needed to respond to the emergences of our ever growing community.

With the current challenges and future opportunities we need a motivated commissioner who understands the needs of a fire department and will voice concerns of the community. As a professional Paramedic/Firefighter with 20 years of experience I understand what it takes to bring your family and mine the highest level of service.

My wife and I have enjoyed raising our three young children in the same community I was raised. Our family has considered Kenmore home for 30 years. If we ever need help, I expect the best. That is what I will give you as Fire Commissioner. 

Don Ellis

Don Ellis

6222 NE 182ND ST


Education: Bachelor of Arts-University of Washington, Certified Fraud Examiner 1995-Present
Occupation: Finance (retired)

Don Ellis, a devoted local civil servant, passed away May 25, 2021. His statement is below:

For 28 years I have served a growing community as Northshore Fire Commissioner.

I am passionate about providing Northshore firefighters with quality training and equipment. Throughout my tenure I have worked to maintain a high level of service while managing the tax burden on residents of Northshore Fire cities.  Last month (April 2021) the constituents resoundingly voted against merging Northshore Fire Department with Woodinville Fire Department. My position is that the merger would adversely affect the Northshore Fire community and should not move forward.  Voters need to be aware that the five elected members of Northshore Fire Board of Commissioners can vote (without constituent support) to move ahead with this merger. Please consider this when you cast your vote for this position (King County Fire Protection District No. 16, Commissioner Position No. 3)

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