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Mr. Russell Downs

I have been with District 8 for over 13 years and I am from Maine originally. I am married and we have lived in Fountain since 1981. My wife is a teacher in Harrison School District with over 40 years in the field of education. I have 2 daughters who attended FFC #8 schools from KDG through graduation. Both my granddaughters attended Mountainside Elementary school, one is now in middle school and the other is in high school. My past work experiences include 20 years on the City of Fountain Fire Department 17 years of which were as a Fire Captain and Fire Inspector, State Certified Fire Instructor and State Certified EMT. I grew up in a military family and I spent 3 years in the Army as a Military Police Officer stationed at Fort Carson. I have worked in the security field for about 6 years and have worked as a Locksmith for a national company for 5 years.