Ethel McNeal, 67, was appointed and sworn in Wednesday night to the Everett City Council. (Rikki King / The Herald)

Ethel McNeal, 67, was appointed and sworn in Wednesday night to the Everett City Council. (Rikki King / The Herald)

Ethel McNeal named to fill Everett City Council vacancy

She replaces Cassie Franklin, who was elected mayor.

EVERETT — Ethel McNeal, 67, was named Wednesday night to the Everett City Council. She was sworn in and joined her fellow councilmembers on the dais.

Ethel McNeal

Ethel McNeal

She fills the position that became open when former Councilwoman Cassie Franklin was elected mayor.

Six finalists were interviewed at length during a special council meeting Wednesday afternoon. The vote followed at the regular evening meeting.

Councilmembers who supported McNeal cited her experience with neighborhood involvement and city commissions, as well as her work on labor issues as a past union president in the Edmonds School District. McNeal lives near Silver Lake.

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