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September 8, 1997

Local News

Candidates For Northshore Fire District Commissioner

  NW News Staff
  
   Three men are vying for Northshore Fire District Commissioner Position 3. The district serves 31,000 residents in Kenmore and Lake Forest Park.
  
   Steven Gimurtu
  
   Gimurtu has been active in Kenmore in the past. He has twice served the Northshore Fire District as a commissioner, once from 1970-1972 and again between 1980-1985. Gimurtu has also been a past president of the Kenmore Community Council.
  
   At 63, Gimurtu has been a resident of Kenmore for the past 30 years. He says his priorities for the district include ensuring citizens receive "outstanding fire protection and emergency medical services," for their tax dollars. If elected, he promises to "evaluate all prospective mergers or annexations of surrounding fire districts or departments."
   Gimurtu is a retired teacher who occasionally subs in the Northshore and Shoreline School Districts. He has a Master of Education from Central Washington University.
  
   Ed Wells
  
   A Lake Forest Park resident off and on for the past 30 years, Wells has been in the property insurance adjusting business with Safeco as well as on his own. Currently he owns and operates Village Video at Ballinger Village Shopping Center.
  
   Wells, 57, said he had no agenda outside of using his "experience and abilities to help the Northshore Fire District function most efficiently." "It is a non-partisan position requiring honesty, intelligence and willingness to do what is necessary to get the job done," Wells said.
  
   This is Wells first entry into public service.
  
   Dale Ashley
  
   Ashley did not respond to the Woodinville Weekly/Northlake News' request for information or a photo. He didn't provide either for the King County Voter's Guide as well.