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District 1 Candidate Interviews to be Held Jan. 30

Rod Dembowski, Will Hall and Cindy Ryu are slated to meet with King County councilmembers at special meeting of the 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, Jan. 30: 

Wednesday, Jan. 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 Jan. 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, who has become the state's attorney general. The three finalists include:

  • 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 Jan. 16. The appointee selected by the council will serve in office until certification of the next general election in November.

Source: King County

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