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Callon, Leggett elected to fire board; Harrell keeps seat on Water Commission

candidates by Jeff Switzer
The Woodinville Fire and Life Safety District and the Woodinville Water District will see a new face and some familiar faces at their at their board meetings.
    Early returns show newcomer David Callon defeating former fire commissioner R. E. "Bob" Wright for Position 2 on the Woodinville Fire District Board of Commissioners. Callon had 3,669 votes (63.84 percent) to Wright's 2,078 votes (36.16 percent).
    "I'm looking forward to getting involved at a different level of the fire district," Callon said, "and helping the fire district to do a better job and to continue to be and become even more fiscally responsible."
    Callon made the promise that all of his campaign signs would be taken down within 72 hours after the election.
    Don Leggett has been re-elected to Position 4, defeating challenger Kevin Coughlin. Leggett had 3,222 votes (63.76 percent); Coughlin had 1,831 votes (36.24 percent).
    "I will continue to vote against irresponsible expenditures and demand accountability and efficiency," Leggett said. "I also will continue to communicate with other departments regarding possible ways to save more dollars by consolidations and/or mergers."

    In the Woodinville Water District, Commissioner Gail Harrell was re-elected to the six-year position, defeating challenger Stephen Douglas. Harrell pulled in 3,151 votes (57.20 percent) to Douglas' 2,358 votes (42.80 percent).
    Harrell is proud of her victory in part because she spent no money in her bid for re-election, she said, recycling her 75 signs from her first campaign six years ago.
    "I'm proud of being fiscally conservative and responsible in the campaign and plan to continue the same on the ratepayers' behalf," Harrell said.