District 1 candidates interviews to be carried live on King County TV Jan 30

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

District 1 candidate interviews to be held on Jan. 30 as Dembowski, Hall and Ryu meet with Councilmembers at a special meeting of Committee of the Whole

The three candidates submitted by the County Executive to fill the vacancy in County Council District 1 will be interviewed by the members of the Metropolitan King County Council at a special meeting of the Council’s Committee of the Whole on Wednesday, January 30: 

Wednesday, January 30, 9:30 a.m.
County Council Chambers
King County Courthouse, 10th floor

The meeting will be carried LIVE on King County TV, seen on Comcast and Broadstripe Cable Channel 22.

“The Executive has sent the Council three strong candidates and the Council is looking forward to meeting with them,” said Council Vice Chair Julia Patterson, Chair of the Committee of the Whole, the only standing committee on which all members of the Council serve. “This will be a thorough review of their qualifications, as well as an opportunity for the candidates to showcase their strengths, ideas and goals.”

On January 15, County Executive Dow Constantine submitted three names to the County Council for consideration on filling the vacancy created in District 1 by the resignation of Councilmember Bob Ferguson:
  • Rod Dembowski — Attorney, Foster Pepper PLLC
  • Will Hall — Councilmember, City of Shoreline; Senior Legislative Analyst, Snohomish County Council
  • Cindy Ryu — State Representative, 32nd District

The Council has 60 days to make the final appointment from the date the vacancy on January 16. The appointee selected by the Council will serve in office until certification of the next general election in November.

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