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East Pierce Fire & Rescue

Commissioner Pos. 7

Todd McKellips

Todd McKellips



(206) 941-3038

Education: Pierce College, Green River Criminal justice and broadcasting, Boise State university, WA State Homeschool
Occupation: Entrepreneur - The Tiny Home Guy, Chaplain, Community Minded Go-Giver

It would be an honor to serve as Fire commissioner for East Pierce Position 7. I am looking forward to using my knowledge as a former Firefighter, chaplain and entrepreneur to ensure budgets are sustainable and most of all that our Heroes are taken care of. I have lost a few close friends due to the dangers of the job and It is my utmost desire to see our EMT’s and Firefighters taken care of. During the Fires in 2020 we nearly had to evacuate our home as well as hundreds of neighbors. We truly appreciate everything our firefighters do everyday.

I am fully trained in all forms of Crisis response and emergency management and worked for the US dept with FEMA in a law enforcement capacity for nearly 10 years. Twenty-seven entrepreneur experience in business and decision making, 

I’d be honored to have your vote, endorsement and support!

Cynthia Wernet

Cynthia Wernet

PO BOX 850

MILTON, WA 98354

(253) 250-3569

Education: BS, Chemical Engineering, Washington State University. MBA, Bellevue College. MS, Fire Protection Engineering, Cal Poly.
Occupation: Fire Protection Engineer and Boeing Fire Department Captain (retired)

As an emergency responder, I understand the critical role of protecting people and property.  The community trusts their fire department. East Pierce is growing and yet we face tremendous economic challenges now. It is my responsibility to steward your resources and honor your trust.

We want to know that our fire department will arrive promptly, with the right equipment and the right training when our family has an emergency.  Ensuring excellent emergency services requires responsible budgeting and thoughtful planning.  I have a management and technical background with experience in fire department strategy, planning, safety, budget and compliance. I have the skills and passion to lead this department.

I love helping people in our community; volunteer with Special Olympics, middle school math coaching, and college program evaluations.  I was appointed as fire commissioner and with your vote I will continue to serve our fire district with hard work and integrity.

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