First six candidates for vacant Edmonds City Council seat to be interviewed Jan. 14

The first six of 12 candidates applying for appointment to the vacant Edmonds City Council Position 2 seat will be interviewed during the Tuesday, Jan. 14 Edmonds City Council meeting.

The business meeting will begin an hour earlier than normal — at 6 p.m. — but the candidate interviews are set for the end of the meeting.

The order of the interviews is as follows:

– Matt Cheung
– Will Chen
– Deborah Binder
– Luke Distelhorst
– Doug Petersen
– Nathan Monroe

The current council — temporarily with six members until a seventh is appointed — will interview the remaining six candidates during its Tuesday, Jan. 21 council meeting. The vote for the new councilmember is likely to take place on Jan. 28. To ensure an even playing field for all candidates, the interviews will be recorded for later public viewing, but will not be live-streamed.

You can see profiles of all the candidates in our earlier story.

The Position 2 seat was left vacant after Mike Nelson took office as mayor Jan. 1.

Other action items on the Jan. 14 agenda include:

– Appointment of board and committee representatives for 2020
– Approval of resolutions appointing a council representative to the Snohomish Health District Board and a council representative and alternate to the Community Transit board.
– Confirmation of Edmonds Citizens’ Tree Board appointments

The meeting will be in the Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N. You can see the complete agenda here.

One Reply to “First six candidates for vacant Edmonds City Council seat to be interviewed Jan. 14”

  1. The most contested seat is an appointed one. Politics 101, get appoint before you get elected. Vacancy appointments are how Strom, Lias, and now Nelson did it. It let’s voters drive it before they buy it.


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