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King County Executive News
Nov. 15, 2012

Executive Constantine establishes process to fill vacancy on King County Council

Candidates must apply by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 3; advisory committee to evaluate for qualifications and knowledge of issues

Candidates interested in filling the vacancy left by King County Councilmember Bob Ferguson's election to statewide office should apply by Dec. 3 at 5:00 p.m., for vetting by a citizen advisory committee, under a process established today by King County Executive Dow Constantine.

"The people of Council District One can be assured that I will send the Council well qualified candidates who care about the district," said Executive Constantine.

The Executive said that after the election is certified on December 6, he will name an advisory committee that is representative of Council District One to evaluate applicants for their qualifications, their knowledge of issues currently relevant to King County, and their knowledge of issues specific to people living in Council District One. Preference will be given to experience with budgets, leadership, and community issues.

By December 21, the advisory committee will forward the names of qualified candidates to the Executive. Under state law, when the position 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.

Individuals who seek consideration for the appointment to represent Council District One should e-mail their resume, a statement of qualifications, and references with contact information to no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2012.

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