Chan wins tight Fire District 1 election

  • John Santana<br>Mill Creek Enterprise editor
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 6:51am

David Chan eked out a victory in the race for Fire District 1 Commissioner, position 3.

Final, certified results from the Nov. 8 election showed Chan, of Lake Serene, defeating Christopher Glenn, of Lynnwood, by 389 votes. Chan ended up with 10,737 votes, for 50.7 percent, while Glenn had 10,348 votes, or 48.8 percent.

Snohomish County Auditor Bob Terwilliger said Tuesday that the race will not go to a recount unless a candidate asks for one.

Glenn, however, said he didn’t plan to ask for a recount. Candidates have until Friday to request a recount, with candidates paying for the recount on a per-ballot basis.

“I haven’t given it much thought, to be honest with you,” Glenn said.

Chan held the lead for the most part since the election, with Glenn taking a 118-vote lead when results were updated by Snohomish County Auditor’s Office on Nov. 14, only to see Chan retake the lead when results were updated a day later.

Chan and Glenn are both newcomers to elected office. Chan is a longtime business owner and consultant in South Snohomish County and ran for office on a platform of financial responsibility.

Fire District 1 serves the Martha Lake and Silver Firs neighborhoods and other areas to the east and west of Mill Creek.

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