Fagin edges out Dugger in Beaverton City Council race
Mark Fagin has won a third term in office as a member of the Beaverton City Council, initial election numbers showed Tuesday night. Fagin was well ahead of challenger John Dugger 60.32% to 39.43% for his Position 3 seat.
The council member has been involved with city issues for more than a decade and was previously the chairman of an advisory committee that eventually led to a Community Vision Plan.
In an earlier interview, Fagin, who holds a bachelor's degree in aviation technology from Purdue University, said this would be his last term as a city council member. He listed his recent contributions to the city to include being part of a council that helped find funding and construct the current Patricia Reser Center for the Arts.
Fagin has been involved with city issues for more than a decide and was previously the chairman of an advisory committee that eventually led to a Community Vision Plan.
In addition, he supported a push by the city to move 4,400 households -- already within Beaverton city limits but serve by independent water districts -- to be served by city water service, a move that has reduced monthly rates in general. However, the city is expected to increase rates for all customers to pay for a new intertie with the Willamette River.
Dugger is a member of the Beaverton Budget Committee as well as the Beaverton Transportation and Capital Improvement Advisory Board. He had focused on housing and homelessness, traffic congestion and sustainability issues.
Dugger also served in leadership positions on the Highland and Central Beaverton neighborhood associations. A Nike employee, Dugger is a co-founder of Pride Beaverton, which includes an annual festival and parade.
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