Washington State

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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1983 NO. 3 > Mar 17 1983

Neither the common law doctrine of incompatible public offices nor any other state law precludes a person from simultaneously serving as a member of the council of a city or town proposing to be annexed by a fire protection district and as a paid or volunteer firefighter for the subject district.

AGO 1964 NO. 92 > Mar 18 1964

Where a local civil defense organization as established by county ordinance under RCW 38.52.070 (1) is governed by a civil defense council consisting of the board of county commissioners and the mayor of each incorporated municipality in the county with the chairman of the board of county commissioners additionally serving as the chairman of the civil defense council, the chairman may not also serve as the civil defense director since the offices are incompatible.