Lynnwood City Council announces top eight applicants to fill vacant council seat

Following an executive session, the Lynnwood City Council on May 3 announced its top candidates to fill the vacant seat.

After an hour of deliberation, the Lynnwood City Council Monday night announced its top eight picks out of 18 who applied to fill the council’s vacant seat.

Next, the council will conduct interviews over two days for the finalists to replace Councilmember Ian Cotton, who vacated his seat last month. 

These candidates will be interviewed on Wednesday, May 12:
Michael Miller
Nick Coelho
Nicole Guenther
Nazanin Lashgari 

These candidates will be interviewed on Wednesday, May 13:
Patrick Decker
Christine Eck
Neil Weiss
Michael Wojack

Additional information about each candidate will be reported once available.

Applications were due April 23 and included two essay questions asking applicants why they want to serve on the council and to detail past community involvement. In reviewing the applications to come up with eight finalists, each councilmember gave a score between 1-10 on each question answered, with 10 being the highest possible score.

During the May 12 and 13 interviews, the council will ask applicants a question about the position and how they would serve if elected. After all the interviews are completed, each councilmember will identify their top three candidates and then the council will choose one candidate to fill the open seat.

–By Cody Sexton

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