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Published: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 1:00 a.m.
The past year has been unusually busy with political resignations and appointments — so busy that we decided a scorecard was needed. Here's a rundown of selected officer-holders in Snohomish County who have quit, and who replaced them. In more than a few cases, an elected official was trading up to a more important role.
|Job||Who resigned?||When?||Reason||Replacement||When were they appointed?||Next election or time remaining to finish term|
|Snohomish County executive||Aaron Reardon||5/31/2013||Scandal. Reardon claimed political enemies were trying to undermine his leadership.||†John Lovick||6/3/2013||Election for one-year term in 2014, full four-year term in 2015.|
|Snohomish Couny sheriff||John Lovick||6/3/2013||Appointed Snohomish County executive.||†Ty Trenary||7/1/2013||Election for one-year term in 2014, full four-year term in 2015.|
|State Senate, 38th District||Nick Harper||11/9/2013||Harper said he wanted to spend more time with his family.||†John McCoy||11/27/2013||Election for full four-year term in 2014.|
|State House, 38th District||John McCoy||11/27/2013||Appointed to state Senate.||†June Robinson||12/16/2013||Election to regular two-year term in 2014.|
|State Senate, 21st District||Paull Shin||1/7/2014||†Alzheimer's disease.||Pending||County Democrats have scheduled a Jan. 18 meeting for nominations. The County Council will decide after that. State Rep. Marko Liias, D-Mukilteo, is considered a frontrunner.||Appointee would serve through the 2014 election.|
|Everett City Council, Position 3||Arlan Hatloe||12/31/2012||Retired.||†Scott Murphy||1/2/2013||Elected to four-year term in November 2013.|
|Everett City Council, Position 7||Shannon Affholter||10/31/2013||Hired to lead the Master Builders Association.||†Rich Anderson||11/13/2013||Election for one-year term in 2014, full four-year term in 2015.|
|Everett School Board, Position 4||Jessica Olson||1/7/2014||†Olson said school board terms should be four years and not six.||Pending||Application process open through Jan. 23. Successor to be named Feb. 3.||Appointee will serve two years to finish term. Election for full six-year term in 2015.|
|Everett School Board, at-large Position 3||Jeff Russell||12/1/2013||Russell said he needed respite to restore personal and professional balance in his life.||†Caroline Mason||1/9/2014||Mason will serve two years to finish term. Election for full six-year term in 2015.|
|Marysville City Council, Position 7||Carmen Rasmussen||12/31/2012||Moved outside city.||†Kamille Norton||2/25/2013||Won the Nov. 5, 2013 election to retain the seat for two remaining years of term.|
|Mukilteo City Council, Position 7||Jennifer Gregerson||Early 2014||Elected mayor of Mukilteo on Nov. 5.||†Pending||1/13/2014||Appointee will serve two remaining years. Election to full four-year term in 2015.|
|Edmonds City Council, Position 6||Frank Yamamoto||12/31/2013||†Health issues.||Pending||Candidate interviews scheduled Jan. 28. Appointment possible on Feb. 4.||Appointee will serve two remaining years of term. Election to a full four-year term in 2015.|
|Stanwood City Council, Position 6||Roger Haskin||12/31/2012||Other commitments.||†Conrad Ryer||2/14/2013||Elected to two-year unexpired term on Nov. 5, 2013.|
|Fire District 1 Commission, Position 1||Millie Judge||12/31/2012||Elected Snohomish County Superior Court judge.||Karen Dingmon||2/19/2013||†Dingmon lost to Jim McGaughey in the Nov. 5 general election. She ran for a different commissioner's seat than the one to which she was appointed.|
|Marysville School Board, District 2||Cindy Rebain (Erickson)||9/1/2013||Moved outside district.||†Mariana Maksimos||12/9/2013||Term expires at the end of 2015.|
|Granite Falls School Board, Position 2||Rebecca Loney||12/4/2013||†Not stated.||Pending||Final candidate interviews scheduled Jan. 22||Appointee will serve through the 2015 elections.|
|Granite Falls School Board, Position 3||Siobhan Sullivan||June 2013||†Not stated.||Pending||Final candidate interviews scheduled Jan. 22||Appointee will serve through the 2015 elections.|
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