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About Tom Mielke


Born in Spokane, Washington in 1942, Tom has four adult children, three step-children, twenty-one grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Elected office

  • Clark County Commissioner, District 1 
  • State Representative, Washington State Legislature, 18th District – Served 4 terms, 1997-2004


  • Shadle Park High School, Spokane, WA, graduated 1960
  • Eastern Washington State College, Cheney, WA
  • Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA
  • Washington State College, Spokane, WA


  • Washington Water Power Co. (Avista), Power Line Contract Construction Inspector (17 years)
  • Tom Mielke Trucking Co., Owner, 1978-1996

Military service

  • 82nd Airborne Infantry Division, Vietnam Combat Veteran, honorable discharge, 1967-1969


  • Bronze Star, 82nd Airborne Infantry Division, 1969

Community involvement

  • BYCX Railroad
  • Clark County Vegetation Management
  • Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts
  • Elks Lodge
  • DeMolay
  • Junior Achievement
  • American Powerboat Association
  • Silver Star Square Dancers
  • Northwest Corvette Association
  • Vancouver Pistol & Rifle Club
  • National Rifle Association
  • Economic Transportation Alliance
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • American Legion
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • Vietnam Veterans of America



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Board of County Councilors
Acting County Manager: Mark McCauley
Street Address: 1300 Franklin, 6th Floor, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000
Main phone: (360) 397-2232 | FAX: (360) 397-6058
Responsible Elected Official: Board of County Councilors

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