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Hall, Ryu Named Finalists for District 1 King County Council Position

The King County Council has 60 days to appoint someone to the seat.

Two Shoreline residents are among three finalists recommended to fill the open District 1 seat on the King County Council.

King County Executive Dow Constantine on Tuesday recommended Shoreline City Councilman Will Hall, 32nd District Rep. Cindy Ryu and Seattle attorney Rod Dembowski as the finalists to fill the seat vacated by as state attorney general.

“Each of these nominees has the experience, qualifications, and knowledge of the issues facing the county to serve the people of District 1 well,” Constantine said in a statement. “I again want to thank members of the Citizens Advisory Committee for reviewing the applications and narrowing the field for this significant appointment.”

The King County Council has 60 days to make the final appointment from the date the position becomes vacant on Jan. 16. The appointee will serve until certification of the next general election in November.

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Tom Jamieson January 16, 2013 at 03:03 AM
Were it not for the 2011 redistricting of King County which quietly moved the southern boundary of District 1 a mere 10 blocks south to NE 65th ST, Rod Dembowski (who was a member of the 5 person citizens redistricting committee) would not have been eligible. Prior to the redistricting, Mr. Dembowski's residence in the 6500 block of 48th Ave NE was in District 2, which is represented by 7-term Council incumbent and current Chair Larry Gossett.
Tom Jamieson January 27, 2013 at 10:36 PM
The press is finally catching on to Dembowski. Here is an article on the very point I raised earlier this month (One which the Shoreline 'zines' have thusfar ignored): http://www.seattlemet.com/news-and-profiles/publicola/articles/as-redistricting-commissioner-king-county-council-hopeful-dembowski-argued-for-boundaries-that-placed-his-house-in-district

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