Democratic precinct committee officers from Snohomish County Council District 3 met Saturday morning to pick their top three candidates for the appointment to the seat left vacant by the resignation of Councilmember Mike Cooper, who is now Edmonds’ Mayor. The top vote-getter was Lynnwood City Councilmember Stephanie Wright, with 33 votes. Edmonds City Councilmember D.J. Wilson came in second with 11 votes. The third candidate, Maria Ambalada, received one vote.
The precinct committee officers’ choices, ranked in order of number of votes received, will be forwarded to the full Snohomish County Democratic Caucus, which will approve them and send them on the County Council. The Council, in turn, will interview all three ranked choices and make the final appointment.
To be appointed, the winner will need three out of four councilmember votes.