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Councilman Hughes sworn in
Rick Hughes, new county councilman, position 4, Orcas West, was sworn in by Orcas Island Judge Stewart Andrew on Dec. 28 in Waterfront Park, Eastsound.
“It was important for me to be sworn in on Orcas Island, in Eastsound, in District 4 and by an Orcas Judge,” said Hughes. “Eastsound is an important place for me and my family.”
Former Councilman Richard Fralick told Hughes and the crowd that it’s always bittersweet to pass the baton on, but he couldn’t see a worthier man to take his place.
Due to voter-approved charter review changes, Hughes is now running against Greg Ayers and Lisa Byers in a Feb. 12 primary election. The council is going back to three members.