A citizens committee has narrowed to five the field of applicants to fill the District 1 seat on the King County Council, which will be vacated when Councilman Bob Ferguson is sworn in as state attorney general next month.
Three of the five are from Shoreline.
The committee recommended the names, from a list of 13 initial applicants, to King County Executive Dow Constantine, who will choose three names to forward to the council for appointment.
The finalists are:
- Rod Dembowski, of Seattle — attorney, Foster Pepper PLLC
- Will Hall, of Shoreline — councilmember, city of Shoreline; senior legislative analyst, Snohomish County Council
- Cindy Ryu, of Shoreline — state representative, 32nd District
- Keith Scully, of Shoreline — planning commissioner, city of Shoreline; attorney, Newman Du Wors
- Chuck Sloane, of Seattle — deputy ombudsman, King County Office of Citizen Complaints – Ombudsman; Board Chair, Municipal League of King County
Under state law, the executive must transmit three names to the County Council for the final appointment. The Council has 60 days to fill the position from the date it becomes vacant. The appointee will serve in office until certification of the next general election in November 2013.