A candidate for Deer Park City Council Position 2, City of Deer Park in the 2023 Washington General Election, Nov. 7
City: 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.
When she ran for re-election for Deer Park City Council in 2019, Helen (Dee) Cragun thought this term would be her last. She changed her mind.