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.