Lacey council faces possible changes

February 22nd, 2017 by Ken

With the resignation of Jeff Gadman from his Lacey City Council seat, more than two-thirds of the Lacey City Council seats will be up for grabs this year.   Gadman’s appointment as Thurston County Treasurer and the resultant resignation from his city council seat means that five of the seven council seats will be on the November General Election ballot.

The Lacey council will appoint someone to fill Gadman’s seat, but that person will have to run for election this year.   Longtime incumbent councilmember Virgil Clarkson has announced he will not seek re-election to his seat.   Whoever fills those two seats will be new to the Lacey council.

In addition, Andy Ryder, Cynthia Pratt and Michael Steadman will all be up for re-election.  Only Lenny Greenstein and Jason Hearn are safe.

With five seats out of seven on the ballot this fall, significant changes could be in the works including who will serve as mayor and deputy mayor, positions currently held by Ryder and Pratt.

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