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City Council, Pos. 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Helen (Dee) Cragun 469 54.79%
Fred Senn 387 45.21%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

About The Race

This race features two candidates who lost City Council bids two years ago. The seat is being vacated by Randy Bean, who decided against seeking a third term.

The Candidates

Helen (Dee) Cragun

Deer Park, Washington

Education: Attended Roosevelt High School in Seattle and earned her GED from Deer Park High School in 1971. She earned associate degrees in general studies and photography from Spokane Falls Community College in 1977.

Work experience: Retired in 1995 as a safety and compliance officer after 20 years at the Oriard Powder Co.

Political experience: Served two years on the Deer Park Planning Commission before being appointed to the City Council in 1998. She has served since then with the exception of one year.

Family: Married to Gale Cragun. Has six children.

Fred Senn

Deer Park, Washington

Education: Graduated in 1970 from East Bridgewater High School in Massachusetts. Earned bachelor’s degree in business management from University of Maryland, associate degree in accounting from Texas College and an associate degree in logistics from the U.S. Air Force.

Work experience: Was in the Air Force from 1972-93; has been a real estate agent from 1994 to present.

Political experience: First run for office.

Family: Divorced. Has four children.