Mr. Jurmu has lived within the Longview School District for 33 years. The importance of education came later in life for Mr. Jurmu, following his employment at the City of Longview. During his career he has earned an Associate’s Degree from Lower Columbia College, a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Services Administration from Eastern Oregon University and an Executive Fire Officer certificate from the National Fire Academy, which emphasizes leadership skills development. Services started on the board in 2017, term expires in November 2021.
Mr. Jurmu is married and has sixteen children and thirteen grandchildren. All of his children have attended Longview Schools; eleven have graduated and five continue their education in the same schools.