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Short resigns from Snoqualmie council
SNOQUALMIE - Snoqualmie City Councilman Nate Short resigned from the council last week, further widening the race for council seats this fall.
Short said he had resigned to spend more time with his newborn baby and because he is moving back to Bellevue. Short was elected to his first term of office in 2003, along with fellow Councilman Jeff MacNichols.
The announcement brings the number of council positions up for election to six, a city record. MacNichols is the only elected official in Snoqualmie who will not be involved in a race this year. Snoqualmie Mayor Fuzzy Fletcher announced earlier this year that he will not seek another term. Councilman Matt Larson announced soon afterward that he would run for mayor.
The Snoqualmie City Council will appoint someone to fill Short's position, which will be up for election later this year for a two-year term. Applicants must be registered voters who have been residents of Snoqualmie for a period of at least one year preceding the appointment.
The council will interview qualified applicants at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 13, just prior to the regular council meeting, with an appointment made during the regular meeting.
If the Short's successor wins this fall, that person, and the three other appointed positions on the council, will be seated immediately following the certification of the general election by the King County Canvassing Board, which is 21 days after the general election on Nov. 29. July 25 is the first day for candidates to file for office, with July 29 being the last day candidates may file. The state primary will be held on Sept. 5.
Short said his family loved their time in Snoqualmie and that he was proud to serve on the City Council. He also expressed his admiration for members of the present council.
"I feel like the city is on a good track," he said. "We have a lot of good people there [on the council]," he said.
* Those interested in applying for the open council position can pick up an application at the city clerk's office at the Snoqualmie Administrative Building located at 8620 Railroad Ave. S.E. Open hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Applications are also available online at www.cityofsnoqualmie.net under the "City Council" menu. Completed applications must be filed with the city clerk no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, June 3.
For more information, contact Snoqualmie City Clerk Jodi Warren at (425) 888-1555 or e-mail Jwarren@ci.snoqual-mie.wa.us.