By Richard Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.
Connie Allison was officially sworn in as one of Mill Creek’s newest city councilmembers at the November 23, 2021, city council meeting.
A masked Mayor Brian Holtzclaw administered the oath of office.
Allison defeated incumbent Benjamin Briles by a 408-vote margin or 8%.
Because Briles was appointed to his council seat, Allison took office on day the election was certified by the Snohomish County Canvassing Board, which was the same day as the city council meeting.
Briles was appointed city councilmember in October 2020 after Pam Pruitt resigned her office in mid-term.
Allison campaigned “to protect the character of Mill Creek” and against the development of more multi-family housing according to her statement in the Snohomish County Voter Guide.
She also promoted improved public safety and street repairs and said she wants to reign in the city’s legal fees.
This is Allison’s first venture into politics and is currently working as a project manager at Boeing Global Services.
Allison’s term runs for a full four-years and won’t have to campaign for re-election until 2025.