Wilbur reappointed as Fire District 13 commissioner


For J.J. Wilbur and Skagit County Fire District 13, what is old is new again.

Wilbur was appointed to the fire district panel May 12 after a four-month hiatus. He had served as a commission appointee through 2021 but was ineligible to stand for the seat during last year’s election because he was also on the ballot for a La Conner school board position.

Veteran firefighter Bobbie Scopa ran unopposed for the open seat.

But Scopa resigned as a fire commissioner last winter, due to moving to Arizona.

That opened the door for Wilbur – who is also vice-chair of the Swinomish Tribal Senate &nda...

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