Mukilteo City Council seeks applicants to fill open seat

The deadline to apply is Dec. 23. The last time there was an open seat, 20 people applied.

Joe Marine will vacate his seat on the Mukilteo City Council when he takes over as mayor in January.

Joe Marine will vacate his seat on the Mukilteo City Council when he takes over as mayor in January.

MUKILTEO — A Mukilteo City Council seat appointment is open, and if it’s anything like 2020, competition could be keen.

The city is seeking applicants for the Position 7 seat that will be vacated when Joe Marine who takes over as mayor on Jan 1.

Twenty people applied in 2020 for the council seat vacated by Anna Rohrbough, who moved to California with 18 months remaining on her term. Many were familiar names to Mukilteo affairs.

The pool was narrowed to six finalists — Glen Pickus, Louis Harris, Donald Saul, Melanie Banfield, Tony Markey and Tina Over. Harris was appointed by a 4-2 council vote. He ran for an elected seat on the council and won in the November election.

Marine was mayor in 2013 when he was defeated by Jennifer Gregerson, who became mayor for two terms. Marine returned to politics on the council in 2019 and unseated Gregerson in the election last month.

Council applicants must provide work history, community involvement, three references and a reason for wanting to serve. The information is public record.

Candidates must have been a resident of Mukilteo for at least one year. Interviews with the City Council will be held at an open public meeting in January.

The appointed term lasts through 2023. It pays $500 a month. The deadline to apply online is Dec. 23. Go to mukilteowa.gov/2022-city-council-vacancy-application.

Andrea Brown: abrown@heraldnet.com; 425-339-3443. Twitter @reporterbrown.

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