Boundy-Sanders Named to Citizen Panel Evaluating King County Council District 1 Applicants

A 13-member group, including Woodinville City Councilmember Susan Boundy-Sanders, will forward list of qualified candidates to Executive Dow Constantine.

King County Executive Dow Constantine on Friday named a 13-member panel to help evaluate applicants for appointment to the seat being vacated by King County Councilmember Bob Ferguson.

Following his election as state Attorney General, Ferguson will be sworn into office on Jan. 16, 2013. A total of 13 district residents submitted application materials to be considered for the appointment.

The Citizen Advisory Committee will evaluate those applicants based on their qualifications, including leadership skills and budget experience, their knowledge of issues facing King County, and their knowledge of issues specific to the residents of Council District 1. 

By Dec. 21, the advisory committee will forward the names of qualified candidates to Executive Constantine. Under state law, when the position becomes vacant on Jan. 16, the Executive will transmit three names to the County Council for consideration. The Council has 60 days to fill the position from the date it becomes vacant.

Eleven of the 13 panelists are residents of District 1. The members of the Citizen Advisory Committee named today are:

  • George Allen, Co-Chair (Seattle) — Senior Vice President for Government Relations, Metropolitan Seattle Chamber of Commerce 
  • Kathe Fowler, Co-Chair (Kirkland) — Board Vice President - Washington Environmental Council; Board President-Elect - Kirkland Performance Center
  • Susan Boundy-Sanders (Woodinville) — Councilmember, City of Woodinville; Vice President, Plymouth Healing Communities; Technical Writer and Project Manager, Insight Global
  • Sam Chung (Lake Forest Park) – Attorney; Partner, Lee Anav Chung LLP
  • Dave Freiboth (Mercer Island) — Executive Secretary, M.L. King County Labor Council
  • Beretta Gomillion (Kenmore) — Executive Director, Center for Human Services
  • Michael Hatzenbeler (Seattle) — President & CEO, PROVAIL
  • Karama Hawkins (Shoreline) — Attorney, Stender Whaley PLLC
  • Behnaz Nelson (Seattle) — Deputy Executive Director, Professional and Technical Employees, Local 17
  • Ken Noreen (Shoreline) — Music educator; former President, Shoreline Public Schools Foundation
  • Mian Rice (Seattle) — Small Business Manager, Port of Seattle
  • Dwight Thompson (Lake Forest Park)  President & CEO, Rehabilitation and Evaluation Services, Inc.; former Councilmember, City of Lake Forest Park
  • Javier Valdez (Seattle) — Program Manager, Historically Underutilized Business Program, Seattle City Light

The 13 applicants for the District 1 Council seat are

•     David Baker — Mayor, City of Kenmore

•     Dennis Behrend — Bond agent, Lacey OMalley Agency; English teacher, Mercer Education Group, Inc.

•     Tiffany Bond — former Parks and Recreation Commissioner, City of Woodinville; Principal, BrandBond

•     Rod Dembowski — Attorney, Foster Pepper PLLC

•     Chris Eggen — Councilmember, City of Shoreline; Analyst, Applied Physics Laboratory

•     Ken Goodwin — Commissioner, Woodinville Water District; member, King County Investment Pool Advisory Committee

•     Will Hall — Councilmember, City of Shoreline; Senior Legislative Analyst, Snohomish County Council

•     Bob Ransom — Commissioner, Ronald Wastewater District; former Councilmember, City of Shoreline

•     Cindy Ryu — State Representative, 32nd District

•     Keith Scully — Planning Commissioner, City of Shoreline; Attorney, Newman Du Wors

•     Sarajane Siegfriedt — Member, King County Board of Equalization; former candidate for State Representative, 46th District

•     Chuck Sloane — Deputy Ombudsman, King County Office of Citizen Complaints – Ombudsman; Board Chair, Municipal League of King County

•     Naomi Wilson — Grants Specialist, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

The appointee will serve in office until certification of the next general election in November 2013.

Source: King County Executive's Office.

Ron Olson December 08, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Ken Goodwin wants to be a King County councilmember? NO WAY!!! Ken Goodwin is one of the commissioners on the Woodinville Water District that refused to listen to the citizens he was supposed to represent. He shot down citizen requests to be heard by limiting public comment time at meetings. He refused to listen to concerns about adopting a resolution that could force people to connect to very expensive sewers. Ken took expensive retreats to lavish motels and charged the tab to taxpayers. King County officials assisted Ken Goodwin in his last bid for re-election to the Water District by providing a politically charged letter that presented Ken’s opponent in a false and negative way, and Ken didn’t have the integrity to acknowledge that the political support was improper. I would call Ken Goodwin the worst choice for a councilmember based on his fiscally irresponsible management of tax funds alone, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. King County doesn’t need any more controversy, and King County residents need to put up a slime barrier to Ken Goodwin.
Susan Boundy-Sanders December 08, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Input about applicants can be sent to kcexec@kingcounty.gov.


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