EVERETT — Snohomish County’s chief civil deputy prosecutor, Jason Cummings, has been appointed as the county’s top prosecutor pending a longer-term decision expected next week.
The County Council appointed Cummings with a unanimous vote to replace outgoing Prosecuting Attorney Janice Ellis. Ellis stepped down from her elected post to take a job with the Tulalip Tribes.
On Dec. 9, the council is expected to appoint a longer-term replacement to fill out the year remaining in Ellis’ term. Candidates for that position were selected from the ranks of the Democratic Party because Ellis is a Democrat. The council is expected to chose between Jim Kenny, a Seattle deputy city attorney and fire commissioner, and Mark Roe, a Snohomish County senior deputy prosecutor.