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Tacoma: City Council expected to name new member today

Post by Lewis Kamb / The News Tribune on Jan. 15, 2013 at 11:40 am |
January 15, 2013 11:40 am

Tacoma’s City Council likely will name its next council member later today, after a round of public interviews and private discussions.

City of TacomaAs we reported here, the council intends to interview each applicant for the job during a live broadcast on Tacoma TV 12 beginning at noon today. The council is expected to convene to an executive session to discuss the candidates’ qualifications, then select the new member during the Council’s regular meeting at 5 p.m.

Seven applicants have applied to fill the District 2 seat, vacated by seven year Councilman Jake Fey on Dec. 31. Fey left the council after winning election in November to the state Legislature. The applicants  include Monica AlexanderPhilip CowanDavid D’AnielloCarolyn EdmondsJon HigleyPatricia Lecy-Davis and Robert Thoms.  (For more information about the candidates, click here).

The Council’s appointee will represent District 2, which spans from Northeast Tacoma to Old Town, through the end of 2013.  The seat will be up for election this fall.
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