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Deer Park City Council, Position 1

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Jason Upchurch 496 43.70%
Billy Costello 288 25.37%
Mary J. Babb 249 21.94%
Henry Lever 102 8.99%

* 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.

The Candidates

Jason Upchurch

Age:
40
City:
Deer Park, Washington

Education: Graduated from Hanford High School in Richland and earned an associate degree in general studies from Columbia Basin College through Running Start. He holds a bachelor's degree in theology from The Master's University in Santa Clarita, California, and attended graduate school at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky.

Work experience: He previously worked as an operations manager for a granite countertop manufacturing facility and did sales and design work for a remodeling company before becoming a pastor at Grace Church for six years. He has been pastor of Redeemer Bible Church for the last four years.

Political experience: He was appointed to the Deer Park Planning Commission nine months ago.

Family: Married. Has five children.

Billy Costello

Age:
35
City:
Deer Park, Washington

Education: Graduated from Righetti High School in Santa Maria, California, and holds a bachelor's degree in communication from Cal State Fullerton.

Work experience: He previously worked as an analyst for Verizon Wireless for four years before becoming a State Farm Insurance Agent 10 years ago. He opened his own insurance office three years ago.

Political experience: First run for office.

Family: Married. Has three children.

Mary J. Babb

City:
Deer Park, Washington

Henry Lever

City:
Deer Park, Washington

Complete Coverage

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