Plunkett to leave City Council

  • Tue Apr 3rd, 2012 7:30pm

By Mina Williams Herald writer

EDMONDS — Michael Plunkett has announced that he intends to resign his council seat June 4.

City Council members will accept applications and interview those interested in the vacant Position 1 beginning May 22, according to council President Strom Peterson.

The council will elect and seat Plunkett’s replacement during the June 5 council meeting.

Applications are available at City Hall, 121 Fifth Ave. N, and on the city’s website,

The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. April 27.

The appointee will fill the seat through 2013, when the term for Position 1 expires.

Plunkett is serving his fourth term on the council.

He served as president in 2004 and 2008.

The replacement scenario has been carried out three times since 2009.

Current council members Peterson, Diane Buckshnis and Lora Petso each began their service as appointees. Each eventually was successfully elected.

The council also appointed Mike Cooper as mayor in 2010.

Cooper lost his election bid in 2011 to Dave Earling.