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King County Executive News
Dec. 4, 2012

13 North King County residents apply to fill future vacancy on County Council

County Executive to name advisory committee to evaluate applicants for qualifications and knowledge of issues

Thirteen North King County residents have applied to fill the vacancy that will occur on the Metropolitan King County Council when state Attorney General-elect Bob Ferguson is sworn into office on January 16, 2013.

The applications received by yesterday’s deadline are listed in alphabetical order, with cities of residence and occupations as described in the applicant materials:

  • David Baker (Kenmore) - Mayor, City of Kenmore
  • Dennis Behrend (Kenmore) - Bond agent, Lacey OMalley Agency; English teacher, Mercer Education Group, Inc.
  • Tiffany Bond (Woodinville) - former Parks and Recreation Commissioner, City of Woodinville; Principal, BrandBond
  • Rod Dembowski (Seattle) - Attorney, Foster Pepper PLLC
  • Chris Eggen (Shoreline) - Councilmember, City of Shoreline; Analyst, Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Ken Goodwin (Woodinville) - Commissioner, Woodinville Water District; member, King County Investment Pool Advisory Committee
  • Will Hall (Shoreline) - Councilmember, City of Shoreline; Senior Legislative Analyst, Snohomish County Council
  • Bob Ransom (Shoreline) - Commissioner, Ronald Wastewater District; former Councilmember, City of Shoreline
  • Cindy Ryu (Shoreline) - State Representative, 32nd District
  • Keith Scully (Shoreline) - Planning Commissioner, City of Shoreline; Attorney, Newman Du Wors
  • Sarajane Siegfriedt (Seattle) – Member, King County Board of Equalization; former candidate for State Representative, 46th District
  • Chuck Sloane (Seattle) - Deputy Ombudsman, King County Office of Citizen Complaints – Ombudsman; Board Chair, Municipal League of King County
  • Naomi Wilson (Seattle) - Grants Specialist, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

King County Executive Dow Constantine this week will name members of an advisory committee, representative of Council District 1, to evaluate the applicants for their qualifications, their knowledge of issues currently relevant to King County, and their knowledge of issues specific to people living in that district.

The advisory committee will forward the names of qualified candidates to the Executive. Under state law, when the position in Council District 1 becomes vacant in January, the Executive will transmit three names to the County Council for consideration. 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.

Updates to the Council vacancy process will be posted on the Executive’s home page at