Fisher files challenge to Kelly's Voter Registration

By Dan Aznoff | Oct 28, 2017

The intensity of the race for Position No. 1 on the Mill Creek City Council jumped exponentially on Friday when Carmen Fisher filed a Voter Registration Challenge to the question of whether Councilmember Sean Kelly is even eligible to serve on the council.

In a letter sent to the Snohomish County office of Election and Registration, Fisher questioned the “effective date” of Kelly’s move to a house in Snohomish he has described as a “house/investment property.”

According to the letter, Kelly continues to use his home in Mill Creek as his official residence even though he signed a Quit Claim deed to his wife—Delia Kelly— for the home he resides at on 60th Street SE in Snohomish as “a married man as his separate estate.”

Kelly has repeatedly ignored questions from The Beacon and the News of Mill Creek website for clarification of the issue.

Fisher's said her decision to file the challenge was made to get an answer from her opponent. She initially believed her only option would be to challenge the results of the election.

"A Voter Registration Challenge seemed like a simpler, quicker way to answer the residency question," she said. "This is clearly a complicated issue. This way it can be resolved without having to file a challenge to the results after the election."

The Beacon continues to cover the campaign and the controversy of the incumbent’s residency without mention of any personal issues. Voters will go to the polls on Nov. 7 to choose between Kelly and Fisher for a four-year term on the council.

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