Edmonds City Council to appoint new member after November death of Peggy Pritchard Olson

  • Sun Jan 17th, 2010 11:03pm
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Herald staff

The Edmonds City Council is expected Tuesday to appoint a new council member to fill the seat vacated by Peggy Pritchard Olson.

Pritchard Olson died Nov. 9. A total of 10 candidates want to serve the remaining term of the position 4 seat.

Whoever’s appointed will serve through 2011 and could seek re-election to a full term beginning in 2012.

Candidates include former councilman Ron Wambolt, who lost a re-election effort last year, Lora Petso, a former councilwoman, and Diane Buckchnis, a former bank regulator. Petso and Buckchnis lost their 2009 election efforts.

Also running are former councilman Roger Hertrich; activist Alvin Rutledge; mortgage broker Stacey Gardea; Edmonds Community Foundation director Kerry Ayers; engineering contractor Charles LaNasa; Michael Young, owner of Olives Cafe &Wine Bar; and attorney David Freese.

Council members earn $600 a month and $50 per meeting to a maximum of eight meetings each month or $1,000.

Early this month, council members elected Steve Bernheim as council president. He’ll serve a one-year term.