Ryan McAllister became the first announced candidate in the upcoming race for Commission District 3 in Jefferson County at the Quilcene Community Center Feb. 23. Filing for this office is May 14-18 with the primary election August 7. Only District 3 votes in the primary.
The top two finishers in the primary advance to the general election, November 6, when the whole county votes.
McAllister has lived in Jefferson County, within Commission District 3, for eleven years and has listened to community members regardless of party affiliation. He has experience in healthcare and emergency services as well as many volunteer positions.
McAllister is currently employed as an Emergency Room Technician, and before that, as a Firefighter. He is a shop steward and union organizer for United Food Commercial Workers Local 21 and has negotiated successful contracts between over 1000 hospital employees and a multimillion dollar corporation. He and his wife, Vicky, also own a small mobile food business in the county.
Within the Jefferson County Democratic Party, Mc Allister is the elected state committeeman representing Jefferson County’s priorities at the state level. He chairs the Code of Conduct Committee, serves on the Technology Committee, and is the founder and chair of the Jefferson County Young Democrats. He also serves as a volunteer for the Duckabush Citizens monitoring project in Brinnon where he lives.