Constantine establishes process to fill Ferguson's vacancy on King County Council

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Candidates interested in filling the vacancy left by King County Councilmember Bob Ferguson’s election as Attorney General should apply by Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. Those applicants will then be vetted 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 Constantine.

Council District One includes all King County areas of Bothell and all of Kenmore.

Constantine said that after the election is certified on Dec. 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 Dec. 21, the advisory committee will forward the names of qualified candidates to Constantine. Under state law, when the position becomes vacant in January. Constantine will then 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


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