Electrician plans to run against incumbent Island County commissioner
CAMANO ISLAND — Kelly Emerson plans to run against John Dean for his seat on the Island County Board of Commissioners. Dean is completing a four-year term on the board
Emerson recently announced that she will file for the District 3 position, which represents Camano and north Whidbey islands.
Emerson and her husband Ken live on the north side of Camano Island. She is a master electrician, a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and a former business owner.
A California native, Emerson moved to Camano Island from Michigan about three years ago.
Emerson said she spoke out at an Island County Commissioners public hearing stating that the increase of taxes during recession prolongs recovery.
From Herald staff reports