Decision made: Stanford appointed to vacancy in state Senate

His appointment created an opening in the House. Bothell councilwoman Davina Duerr tabbed for it.

Rep. Derek Stanford of the 1st Legislative District.

Rep. Derek Stanford of the 1st Legislative District.

BOTHELL — Derek Stanford got a new title and role in the state Legislature Monday.

And then Davina Duerr got his old ones.

Stanford, a Democratic state representative from Bothell since 2011, was appointed to fill the 1st Legislative District’s vacant Senate seat during a joint meeting of the Snohomish and King county councils. The meeting was held in Bothell City Hall.

He replaces Guy Palumbo of Maltby, who resigned in May midway through his first term serving the district which includes most of Mountlake Terrace, all of Brier and Bothell, and north Kirkland.

Following that decision, he tendered his resignation from the House. That cleared the way for members of the two county councils to name Duerr, a Bothell City Councilwoman, to succeed Stanford in the House.

Stanford and Duerr will serve in their new posts through the November 2020 election.

Jerry Cornfield: 360-352-8623; jcornfield@herald Twitter: @dospueblos.

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