As a voter it is always difficult to select the non-partisan position of fire commissioner. In this election it will be an easy choice because I know one of the candidates both personally and professionally. Kevin Hiemenz is running for the position of Snohomish County District 8 fire commissioner (in the Lake Stevens area) and I couldn’t think of a better candidate.
I have worked with Kevin for over 10 years in his current position as a manager of a fleet of 300 plus vehicles. During this time, he has impressed me with his ability to contain costs and provide excellent service to his customers. One of his secrets to success has been his ability to create a spirit of cooperation by working hand in hand with the employees he oversees. His abilities as a manager are unquestionable.
I am not surprised that he has the endorsement of both the Lake Stevens firefighters and the Lake Stevens Police Association. He works with them as a part-time firefighter and I’m sure they see the same leadership qualities that I see. Fire Commissioners are a very important to the safety of all who rely on these critical services. When you vote on this election day, vote for Kevin Hiemenz and you can be assured that you are making a choice that will keep these critical services working for all of us.