Monday, February 11, 2013
Attorney Rod Dembowski appointed to vacant King County Council seat.
The Seattle attorney was selected over two Shoreline contenders to fill the vacancy created after Bob Ferguson was elected state attorney general.
From our news partner, The Seattle Times
The Metropolitan King County Council on Monday appointed attorney Rod Dembowski to fill the seat left vacant when Bob Ferguson became attorney general.
Dembowski was selected in a 5-3 vote, with Council members Larry Gossett, Jane Hague and Kathy Lambert voting no. Dembowski beat out two other finalists — Democratic State Rep. Cindy Ryu, a former Shoreline mayor, and Shoreline City Councilman Will Hall, a Snohomish County land-use analyst.
Dembowski was sworn in immediately after the vote.
Council member Pete von Reichbauer, who may have been the deciding vote, said he was finally convinced Dembowski was the right choice when Ferguson on Sunday endorsed Dembowski at a campaign event.