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Woodinville Fire & Rescue Commissioner Resigns

Commissioner Randy Ransom cites health reasons for his departure.

In a letter read by Chair Tom Osgood, Randy Ransom resigned from his position on the board, citing health issues as his reason for leaving . Under Washington State law, the remaining commissioners have 90 days to appoint someone to finish Ransom’s term, which runs until 2013.

Ransom wrote, “I’m writing this letter to inform you of my resignation from the Woodinville Fire & Rescue Board of Commissioner. After careful consideration and advice from my doctors, I have decided to step down from my position as a Fire Commissioner as to take care of myself in addressing my health issues. Simply put, while I have struggled with my health, it’s time for me to get serious about taking care of myself and make it a priority in my life. With my health as a priority, I am not able to fulfill my responsibilities as a Commissioner and execute its duties properly. Please consider this letter as my official notification of resignation from the board effective immediately.  Keep up the good work, remembering always to keep a fiscal responsible eye with the property owners in mind in providing emergency services to the District.”

Kirklandway June 08, 2011 at 06:37 AM
Well well, the start of a new day for the citizens of Woodinville Fire & Rescue. I say this, notwithstanding; the effects on one’s health that STRESS can play on one’s body. Watching this beached shipwreck break apart as the waves of public pressure batter the Board of Commissioners and Fire Chief's office will not be pretty. Though, looking on the horizon you'll see the lifeboat of dedicated Public Servants; your Firefighters, never wavering, always plotting a course of protection for you and your family. People, be diligent no less. The remaining Commissioners will no doubt in the next few weeks, try to align their new "appointment" to uphold their continued fleecing of the Fire District. Demand transparency and accountability. The best defense is; a strong offence…….
Bob Whipple June 10, 2011 at 01:47 AM
No one likes to hear of someone suffering from health issues, but Commissioners Ransom has set an example the the rest of the board and the Chief should follow.

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