Brian Duthie is a Puyallup native who has dedicated himself to public service as a member of the Air Force Reserve and as a firefighter keeping our communities safe. Committed to country and our community, Brian will bring new leadership to our State Legislature to focus the on the issues that matter. A new father, Brian returned to Puyallup to raise his family and wants to bring a renewed focus to keeping our neighborhoods safe, strengthening our schools, providing traffic relief and providing greater support for our veterans and seniors.
Growing up in a military family that moved often, Brian faced many challenges and in school faced a period where he “fell through the cracks,” graduating a year late. Brian understands firsthand the importance of great teachers and wants to ensure that our kids don’t experience overcrowded classrooms and underfunded schools. Our kids are our next generation of doctors, small business owners, mechanics and scientists and Brian will make sure every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
After high school, Brian joined the Air Force Reserve in 2002. He was among the first to raise his hand to volunteer to go overseas. During his ten years in the reserves, Brian deployed to the Middle East first as an aircraft mechanic and later a firefighter. He served in Operation Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Campaign, and the Global War on Terrorism earning medals in all three. He was named Airman of the Quarter for the WING (McCord Air Force Base). Brian Honorably Separated from the Air Force Reserve in 2012, but remains a champion for military families and veterans.
Now a city firefighter, Brian works as a first responder with the Everett Fire Department – one of the busiest departments in the State where they respond to over 24,000 calls a year out of six fire stations for lifesaving emergency services. Brian is also a dedicated volunteer for burn survivors, elected to serve on the firefighters burn foundation, and volunteering as a summer camp counselor for youth burn survivors.
Brian and his wife Jessica live in Puyallup with their beautiful 2-year-old daughter Maya and their three dogs.