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Bud Sizemore, Chair

Commissioner Sizemore is a former Mayor Pro Tempore and member of the Covington City Council, and Legislative Liaison for the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters. He is currently a fire fighter with the Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority.

Term Expires: Jun 30, 2019

Julia Patterson, Vice-Chair

Commissioner Patterson is a former member of the Metropolitan King County Council, Washington State Senate, Washington State House of Representatives and the SeaTac City Council. Her public service career spans 24 years.

Term Expires: Jun 30, 2018

Chris Stearns, Commissioner

Commissioner Stearns is an attorney specializing in Indian law. He previously served four years as Counsel to the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources and was the first-ever Director of Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of Energy. He is also the past Chairman of the Seattle Human Rights Commission.

Term Expires: Jun 30, 2021

Ed Troyer, Commissioner

Commissioner Troyer has been with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department for over 30 years and is their Media Relations and Public Information Officer. He is also the Executive Director of Pierce County Crime Stoppers and Board Chair of TAPCO Credit Union.

Term Expires: Jun 30, 2020

Vacant, Commissioner

Governor Inslee is in the process of seeking and appointing a fifth commissioner to fill a vacancy left by former Commissioner Kelsey Gray.