The Edmonds City Council Tuesday night interviewed 14 candidates for the council seat vacated by Councilmember Dave Orvis who resigned on May 31.
Three of the original 17 candidates who signed up for the position dropped out of the running and weren’t interviewed. They included former City Councilmember Jeff Wilson, who has taken a job out of the area; Don Fiene and Amy Walker. In addition, two councilmembers — D.J. Wilson and Adrienne Fraley-Monillas — had previously scheduled out-of-town commitments and weren’t able to attend last night’s interviews.
(According to D.J. Wilson, last night was supposed to be an off night for the Council meetings– one of only three free Tuesday nights councilmembers get all year– and both he and Fraley-Monillas had each made plans months ago that they were unable to change.)
Out of those 14 interviewed, the Council is scheduled to take a vote on its choice to fill the seat during the next Council meeting July 6. The first candidate to receive a four-vote majority wins, and the council will go through as many ballots as necessary until the winning margin is achieved.