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Carla J. Phillips

A candidate for Deer Park City Council, position 2, City of Deer Park in the 2019 Washington General Election, Nov. 5

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Age: 73

City: Deer Park, WA

Education: Graduated from DuPont High School in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1964. She completed her LPN training at Duvall Hospital in Jacksonville, then earned an associate degree in business from Pasadena City College in California in 1975. 

Occupation: Served two years in the Army. Worked as a licensed practical nurse in the 1960s. Retired in 2002 from the U.S. Post Office as a mail carrier after nearly 30 years, including a decade in downtown Spokane. Worked at the Deer Park Senior Center for four years beginning in 2005. 

Political experience: Served as an elected Republican precinct committee officer in Stevens County.

Family: Twice widowed. Has two children. 

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Helen Cragun 554 50.27%
Carla J. Phillips 548 49.73%

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