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King County Fire Protection District No. 45

Commissioner Position No. 3

Jerry E. Smith

Jerry E. Smith

31324 NE 111TH PL


(206) 817-2376

Education: Ballard High School (Seattle); BA Political Science, University of Washingtom
Occupation: Fire Commissioner since 1998; King County Police/Corrections/Manager 1984-2008

I proudly serve you as a Fire Commissioner and ask for your vote. My goal is a third manned station on Big Rock Road to better cover areas near Lake Marcel. The new manned station on Cherry Valley Road expanded timely responses to 96% of the District; insurance ratings improved from 9 to 4/5, with savings on homeowners insurance.

I joined our department as a Volunteer Firefighter & EMT in 1983. When elected Commissioner in 1998, we started growing from a volunteer organization with one downtown station to a career department with 24 paid Firefighters and 7 staff manning 2 stations full-time.

KCFD45's finances are stable and cost effective; Firefighters, training and equipment are our first priority. Thanks to them, our save rate is among the highest in the U.S. I firmly believe in continuing free emergency patient transport to hospitals. Thank you for your support and your vote.

Michelle Orndorf

Michelle Orndorf

PO BOX 313

DUVALL, WA 98019

Education: Accounting
Occupation: Account Manager, Water District 119 Commissioner

I have called Duvall home for 30 years and have held many positions in service to our community.  Most recently, as a Water District 119 Commissioner.  As a Fire Commissioner, I will provide leadership and ensure financial health and stability.  I will work to modernize District policy to provide a framework that assists firefighters in doing their jobs safely and effectively. 


Our firefighters serve Duvall with skill and compassion. It is incumbent on Fire District management to ensure the safety and well-being of our firefighters. For example: Implementing a modern wellness program, including cancer prevention and detection, is warranted. Furthermore, in order to increase transparency and public participation in decision making, I will improve access to meetings and innovate mechanisms for public feedback. 

Endorsed by Duvall firefighters and others, please visit my website: I would be honored to serve as your Fire Commissioner.

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