SNOQUALMIE – Seven Snoqualmie citizens interviewed for a seat on the Snoqualmie City Council Monday, but none were chosen to fill position No. 4, which was vacated by Nate Short last month.
Instead, the council decided to ask Jonathan Held, Kingston Wall and Rob Harrison back for a second round of questioning at the next city council meeting on June 27 at 6 p.m.
Short resigned to spend more time with his family and because he will be moving back to Bellevue. The city council now has to appoint someone to fill Short’s seat, which will be up for re-election in November.
This fall six council positions will be up for election, a city record. Jeff MacNichols is the only elected official who will not be involved in this year’s election. Mayor Fuzzy Fletcher will not seek another term. Councilman Matt Larson announced earlier this spring that he will run for mayor. On Monday, Greg Harrelson announced he, too, would be running for mayor.
If Short’s successor wins this fall, that person and three other appointed positions on the council will be seated immediately following the certification of the general election by the King County Canvassing Board (21 days after the general election on Nov. 29).
July 25 is the first day candidates may file. The state primary will be held Sept. 5.
Others who interviewed for Short’s seat Monday included: Terry Sorenson, Gil Tumey, Jack Webber and Anthony Yanez.