The Snohomish County Council is expected to appoint its newest member today. Three candidates are vying for position three — the seat vacated by Mike Cooper who left in July to become the new mayor of Edmonds.
Lynnwood City Council Vice President Stephanie Wright, Edmonds City Councilmember D.J. Wilson and Lynnwood Planning Commission Member Maria Ambalada are running for the position. Last month precinct committee officers chose Wright as their top pick by a 3-to-1 margin.
Each candidate will be publicly interviewed starting at 3 p.m. today. Council Councilmembers will then meet in private before voting. The nominee will fill the seat until the November 2011 election.
Wright is a teacher and librarian in the Northshore School District. She’s been endorsed by Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon, Deputy County Executive Gary Haakenson and County Councilmember Brian Sullivan, among others.
Wilson owns a public policy consulting firm. His list of endorsements includes Lynnwood City Councilmember Kimberly Cole, State Senator Darlene Fairley and Edmonds City Councilmember Lora Petso.
Update at this afternoon Special Session of the Snohomish County Council after the Council Members returned from executive session Council President Dave Gossett made a motion to appoint Lynnwood City Council Vice President Stephanie Wright to fill remaining 17 months and Council Vice Chair Dave Somers 2nd the motion. The motion to appoint was Adopted by a vote of 4 – 0 shortly after adjournment Snohomish County Council member Stephanie Wright was sworn in by a presiding district court judge and official photo's were taken of the council and of Council District 3 member Wright. Stephanie becomes the 1st female on the council since 2001
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