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Bothell Mayor Asked to Step Down in Light of Affair, Lawsuit

Several Bothell residents have asked Mayor Mark Lamb to resign from his position, claiming an admitted affair has embarrassed the city and distracted the council from important issues, according to a story by the Bothell Reporter.

Several Bothell residents have asked Mayor Mark Lamb to resign from his position, claiming an admitted affair has embarrassed the city and distracted the council from important issues, according to a story by the Bothell Reporter.

Lamb, 39, has admitted having a sexual relationship with former law firm employee Micaela Mae, 23.

Mae brought a lawsuit in Snohomish County Superior Court in late October, seeking damages for wrongful termination and invasion of privacy. Mae claims Lamb fired her from her paralegal job at the law firm after their two-year affair ended earlier this year.

In Lamb's reponse to the suit, filed Nov. 8, he admits to a sexual relationship with the woman but denies other claims made in Mae’s suit. In a counterclaim, he is requesting that the suit be dismissed and that Mae pay all court and attorney fees, the Bothell Reporter said.

Two residents reportedly asked for Lamb's resignation during the Nov. 20 Bothell Council meeting while two others have sent letters making that request.

City Manager Robert Stowe told the Bothell Reporter that the city will not take any measures to remove Lamb from his position or investigate the issue.

Edward A. December 16, 2012 at 10:58 AM
I am a little confused. In this phrase, you say: "...the Lamb’s are requesting..." If there are multiple Lambs involved in the suit, there shouldn't be an apostrophe. If there is only one Lamb, then the surrounding words "the" and "are" should be omitted from the sentence, or it doesn't make sense. So, which is it?
Lisa Baumann (Editor) December 16, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Thanks Edward. I believe she is suing both Lamb and his wife, but I changed the sentence to reflect her suing him, since that seems to be most important to the story.
Bob Gordon December 17, 2012 at 08:48 AM
We should grow up and realize that an official's peccadilloes are his own business, separate from weather or not he/she is a good official.
WM sheep January 23, 2013 at 11:01 AM
With power comes pleasure. If she was in fact a waitress and then moved to a paralegal position, she used her "other talents" and was part of the ruse from the get-go. Reaping what you sow is the eventual outcome. However if Mayor Lamb didn't abuse his office status then why should he step aside. Beware of those first stone throwers as there may be a few dirty dishes in their sink

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