Marysville to review 13 for council seat

MARYVSILLE – The city will have a new City Council member Monday after a reception for the 13 candidates who applied, followed by public interviews and selection by the council.

The 13 seek to fill the vacancy created when Lisa Vares resigned in November to devote more time to her family and her job as an Arlington police officer. Vares was appointed to fill a nonpartisan council vacancy in March 2002 and was elected in 2003 to a different position. That term ends Dec. 31, 2007.

Meet the candidates

These are the candidates who will be interviewed Monday for a seat on the Marysville City Council:

Keith Armstrong, director of ticket sales for the Everett Silvertips hockey team.

Linda Averill, a newly retired Everett School District librarian.

Kenneth Baxter, a retiree who served 26 years on the City Council and for whom the city’s community-senior center is named.

Mark DuFour, a senior design engineer with the Boeing Co.

Lance Engle, an investigator with the state Attorney General’s Office.

Michael LaRosa, a stay-at-home father and president of the Marysville Parent Teacher Association Council.

Ronald Ledford, Snohomish County’s chief deputy clerk.

Terry Peterson, an attorney specializing in comprehensive risk management for the city of Everett.

Carmine Rasmussen, owner of Alpine Outfitters, a small Web-based retail sales business.

Katie Sutherland, owner of Sutherland Business Services.

Dave Voigt, a Marysville Planning Commission member.

Stephen West, a Boeing engineer and a candidate for the state Legislature in 2004.

Cindy Woodward, a mother, teacher, den mother, homemaker and community volunteer.

The council will host a reception at 6 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 1049 State Ave.

Following the reception, the council will convene its regular workshop meeting, and each candidate will have five minutes to introduce themselves. Afterward, the council will interview the candidates. Each will remain outside the council chambers until their turn, but may remain afterward. The council then may go into executive session to discuss the candidates, and then will take a public vote to choose a new member.

The new council member then will be sworn in and join in the rest of the meeting.

The meeting is open to the public.

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