Todd House, Kathleen Ann Chamberlain elected to Superstition Fire and Medical District seats

From left are Superstition Fire and Medical District Governing Board members Todd House, Larry Strand, then-Chairman Jeff Cross, Jason Moeller and Board Clerk Gene Gehrt at the Feb. 21 meeting. (Photo by Richard H. Dyer, Independent Newsmedia)

Todd House and Kathleen Ann Chamberlain were elected to the Superstition Fire and Medical District Board in the Nov. 6 general election.

Unofficial voting results (last updated at 6:05 p.m. Nov. 13) show the following: With 102 of 102 precincts reporting, Todd House, 9,916; Kathleen Ann Chamberlain, 9,731; and Gene Gehrt, 6,229.

All precincts have early and provisional ballots that will be processed in the days to come, according to the Pinal County Elections Department’s website.

The results are unofficial until the Pinal County Board of Supervisors canvasses on Nov. 26.

Kathleen Chamberlain

Ms. Chamberlain served on the Fire District Fire Prevention and Investigation Commission in Washtenaw County, Michigan.

Gene Gehrt

Mr. Gehrt has been a member and clerk of the fire district governing board since 2014.

Todd House

Mr. House has been an elected member of the fire district board of directors since 2006 and a Pinal County supervisor since 2012.

SFMD was established in 1955 under what is now Arizona Revised Statutes 48-261. It was formed by property owners and registered voters who petitioned the Pinal County Board of Supervisors to create a special taxing district to provide fire protection services. The fire district encompasses 62 square miles.

The fire district provides fire suppression, fire prevention, wildland protection, advanced life support, rescue, extrication and medical transportation services out of five fire stations: Fire Station 261, 1135 W Superstition Blvd. in Apache Junction; Fire Station 262, 3955 E. Superstition Blvd. in Apache Junction; Fire Station 263, 1645 S. Idaho Road in Apache Junction; Fire Station 264, 7557 E. U.S. Highway 60 in Gold Canyon; and Fire Station 265, 9294 E. Don Donnelly Trail in Gold Canyon.

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