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Helen Cragun

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: 79

City: Deer Park, WA

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.

Occupation: 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.

Race Results

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

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