Eight finalists chosen for vacant City Council seat

The Lynnwood City Council has narrowed the list of candidates for the vacant seat from 14 to eight. Each candidate will be interviewed for 30 minutes at tonight’s meeting. A final decision is expected to be announced Monday, Oct. 18.

You can read more about the finalists, including their plans to solve Lynnwood’s $21 million budget shortfall, on the city’s website.

Here are the eight finalists:

Van AuBuchon has lived in Lynnwood for 27 years and currently serves on the Lynnwood Planning Commission and has served on the Visioning Task Force. He has worked 20 years in the computing industry and another 15 years in the building materials industry.

Eduardo dos Remedios has lived in Lynnwood for 25 years. He served on the City Council in 2006 and 2007. He worked 30 years working in Accounting, Finance and Administration.

Robert Larsen has been a Lynnwood resident for 23 years. He has served two years on the Lynnwood Planning Commission and four years on the Visioning Task Force. He has worked as a planning director for the city of Arlington and a policy planner for the city of Everett.

Nadine McCray has lived in Lynnwood for more than 40 years. She worked as an assistant at KIRO radio, then worked as a foster care and day care provider. She has taught ESL classes in the Edmonds School District and has volunteered at Edmonds Community College. She’s also active with the Rotary Club.

Sidney Roberts has been a Lynnwood resident for 5 1/2 years. He has owned Roberts Realty Group for the past six years, and he was a real estate broker for 20 years before that.

Bradley Scott has lived in Lynnwood for nine years. He was a carpenter before starting his own general contracting business in 2003. He is active with Lynnwood Rotary.

Ron Siddell has lived in Lynnwood for 12 years. He worked for eight years as a budget analyst and code enforcement officer for the city of Lynwnood. Prior to that he was a trainer and consultant. He served eight years on the Mukilteo City Council.

Robert Young has lived in Lynnwood for 31 years. He’s the owner of Aviation Instrument Service and Paine Field Instruments. He has volunteered with the Lynnwood Police Citizens Patrol for 10 years and worked as a reserve officer for 9 years.

  1. There is only one that I hope they have the good sense to choose! Based on the past decisions made however I won’t hold my breath!

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