Beck Announces Republican Candidacy for Stevens County Commissioner
Retired Fire Chief Seeks Open Seat In District 1
Stevens County resident Mark Beck has announced his candidacy as a Republican for the open Stevens County Commissioner seat in District 1. Current District 1 Commissioner, Larry Guenther, announced earlier this year that he would not be seeking re-election. District 1 covers most of South Stevens County including the communities of Suncrest, Tum Tum, Ford, Springdale, Wellpinit, Camas Valley, Williams Valley, Loon Lake and Clayton.
Beck has over 40 years of experience working in public and private service. Beck’s campaign material states that he believes government must be fiscally responsible, providing essential services without being overly burdensome in regulations and taxation, and that he has made tough decisions regarding people, policy and economics.
As County Commissioner, Beck’s priorities would include making sure county government makes wise, efficient use of citizen’s Tax dollars and creates a climate in which small businesses can grow, prosper and create jobs, as well as working to preserve the rural nature of Stevens County by protecting citizen’s property rights, natural resources and open space.
Beck recently retired as Fire Chief in Stevens County District 1 after a completing a fire service career spanning over 33 years in Washington and California. Just prior to retiring, Chief Beck was awarded the Washington State Fire Chief’s Award as the 2010 “Fire Chief of the Year,” being recognized for his leadership, innovation and dedication to service. In addition to being married to his wife Jackie for 27 years, he is the parent of two Whitworth graduates and is involved in community-wide youth programs. Beck is an active member of Indian Trail Church and is a volunteer and mentor with the Union Gospel Mission Ministries in Spokane.
“I look forward to the campaign and am excited about the opportunity to meet with Stevens County residents, hear their concerns, answer their questions, and earn their support for County Commissioner,” Beck said in his campaign material.
Beck can be reached at (509) 474-1527 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. To view Mr. Beck’s entire press release announcing his candidacy, please visit http://www.lakespokaneoutpost.com.