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.