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Tom Sowards - Board President

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Lieutenant Renton Regional Fire Authority, Age 53.

In 1987 I entered the Navy and served 5 years aboard the Battleship USS New Jersey BB-62 and the USS Implicit. I started my professional firefighting career in February of 1991. Promoted in 2016, to Lieutenant. I was mentored into the fire service by my two uncles in the Seattle Fire Department.

I was Married in 1988 to my best friend Traci who together we raised two great kids, Jessalynn, 29 and Cameron, 27. My Granddaughter Paisley is 9 months old and ready to give Jessalynn & Zac a taste of toddlerhood.

My cycling passion started from racing motocross as a kid and transferring to mountain bikes as an adult. That grew into over 25 years of racing both mountain and road bicycles which I now use to raise awareness to severely wounded veterans and first responders across the nation.

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