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Residency requirement creates competitive council race


Last updated 10/5/2017 at Noon

City Council candidate Carmen Fisher knew she had an uphill battle when she filed to run against incumbent Councilmember Sean Kelly for Position 1 in the November election. Her official photo, she said, is a selfie that represents her as a non-traditional candidate.

The only contested race in the election to fill four seats on the Mill Creek City council just became a lot more interesting.

Political newcomer Carmen Fisher told The Beacon she was energized by reports that residency requirements may force Sean Kelly to give up his seat on the council.

“My goal was just to have my name on the ballot,” Fisher said. “I was fired up when I read the article that described the potential challenges that my opponent may have to deal with.

“Not because of his challenges. But that I actually might have a real chance to earn a seat on the council and ser...

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