Commissioners

Members

  • Bill Gates, Chair
    William (Bill) Gates was originally elected in 2001 and re-elected in 2007, 2013 and 2019. His current term expires on December 31, 2025.
  • Mark Thompson, Vice Chair
    Mark Thompson was originally elected in November 1999 and re-elected in 2005, 2011 and 2017. His current term expires December 31, 2023.
  • David A. Berger
    David Berger was appointed on March 23, 2020. his term will expire December 31, 2021
  • Bill Fuller
    Bill Fuller was elected in November 2015. His current term expires December 31, 2021.
  • John Rickert
    John Rickert was elected in 2009 and re-elected in 2015. His current term expires December 31, 2021. He previously served as a fire commissioner for one term from 2001 to 2007.

Overview

South King Fire and Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners is comprised of five elected fire commissioners. Each fire commissioner is elected for six years through the King County Office of Elections.