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.
It will be interesting to see how much influence D.J. Wilson has in his quest to be on the Snohomish County Council. If he is successful, I congratulate him on his political skills. If he is not successful, he may want to ponder his options.
Following the 3rd Council District Caucus nomination and voting according to state rules Snohomish County Democrat Central Committee Chair Bill Phillips reconvened the main convention to announce the results to the PCO in attendance and ask for vote to ratify the results of the 3rd Council District Caucus. The results were ratified by an overwhelming margin and the their was motion for adjournment and 2nd. Now the names of the top three candidates will be forwarded onto to Snohomish County Council where each candidate will be interviewed by each council member. Then County Council will take a final vote hopefully respecting the overwhelming voice of the 3rd Council District PCO’s
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