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East Pierce Fire & Rescue

Commissioner Pos. 5

Patrick K. McElligott

Patrick K. McElligott

8213 172ND AVE E

SUMNER, WA 98390

Education: Attended LA Valley Junior College
Occupation: East Pierce Fire and Rescue Commissioner

When I was elected to serve as your Fire Commissioner, we led by developing a strategic plan which invested in training, upgrade of equipment, and assessment of relocation of stations to support the aggressive population growth. When COVID-19 hit our home, our personnel were well prepared.  When the devastating Sumner Grade Fire exploded into our community, we were ready.  As a resident of Sumner Viewpoint, I have firsthand knowledge of the sacrifice our firefighters made to save lives and property.

Being responsible stewards of the district’s finances and operating with open and transparent principles demonstrates my commitment to providing this community with the best Fire and EMS. I would be honored to continue to serve as your EPFR Commissioner.

I am humbled/honored to receive endorsements from Bruce Dammeier  (Pierce County Executive), Julie Door – Mayor (Puyallup), Bud Backer – Retired Chief, EPFR and the Pierce County Fire Commissioners’ Association.

Ron Scholz

Ron Scholz


SUMNER, WA 98390

(253) 208-0300

Education: Sumner High School and attended Green River Community College
Occupation: Retired Fire Lieutenant

I have been a helper my entire life, it is in my blood, I was born and raised on our family farm in McMillin and I am not afraid of hard work. I genuinely enjoy serving my community.  I have spent over 25 years as a volunteer firefighter for Sumner and Orting Fire Departments and former member of Pierce County Search and Rescue.  I have been a member of the Puyallup Elks for over fifty years and a member of the Puyallup Eagles for twenty five years.

Experience: One six-year term East Pierce Fire and Rescue Commissioner, over ten years as a Sumner City Council member, ten years Pierce County Regional  member, eight years on the Puget Sound Regional Council, retired Fire Lieutenant for the Tacoma Fire Department and past President of Ocean Shores Outdoor Recreation Club.

We have an amazing Fire Department and I would appreciate your vote



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