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Deer Park City Council Position 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Fred Senn 885 71.08%
Helen Cragun 360 28.92%

* 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

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.

Helen 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.

Complete Coverage

Deer Park city council candidates disagree on finances, accessibility

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.