A dozen file for open Lacey Council seat

April 10th, 2017 by Ken

An even dozen applicants have filed to be appointed to the Lacey City Council seat left vacant by the resignation of Jeff Gadman.

Open seats traditionally pull many aspirants who find an appointment an easier way of getting an elective office than in running against an incumbent.  However, whoever gets the nod will have to run for the two year unexpired term in November.

Here are a list of those seeking the appointment listed by order of when they filed their application of interest with the city.

Robert Motzer, Brady Olson, Kevin Hochhalter, Ken Balsley, Rachel Young, Carolyn Cox, Carolyn St. Claire, Richard Bokofsky, Mary Morgan, Sean Smith, Steve Prestin and Rick Nelson.

This large number of interested parties isn’t unusual. When the last city council vacancy occurred in 2011, ten applicants applied.

Members of the city council plan to interview all of the candidates in open session on April 17.

Full application packets of each candidate are available at city hall.

Posted in Local Politics, The Real News

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