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Making the pitch: William 'Bill' Ruddick voter's guide statement
Candidates for the board of commissioners for the Bainbridge Island Fire Department have submitted candidate statements for Kitsap County's voters's pamplet.
William "Bill" Ruddick is seeking the Position 4 seat on the Bainbridge Island Fire Department. His opponent is Eileen A. McSherry.
William "Bill" Ruddick
Biography: Professional Experience: I have worked as a controller, general manager, and vice president in large corporations and have consulted to over 150 companies in 10 different countries. Past president and board member of the National Wood Window and Door Association.
Education: Graduated from the University of Puget Sound with degrees in Business Administration and Economics Community Service: Board member and Vice President of Accelerate Kitsap, Past President and Board member of Sunset Hills Water Association, volunteer for Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce.
Statement: I have lived on the Island for over 30 years. My goal is to assist the Fire Department to address the critical issues facing us in external, internal, and financial areas in order to be prepared not just for today, but also in the future. Objectives will include the maintenance and growth of a strong and dependable volunteer program to keep costs down and assist our career firefighters. This will also enhance the ability to better cover the spikes in both cars and people due to increasing ferry traffic.