6 Chosen To Interview For Vacant Everett City Council Position #4

December 20, 2017

Everett Government

Tonight six Everett City Council members heard from 20 people who want to fill the seventh position. There was a council vacancy formally created with the resignation of Cassie Franklin last week. Franklin was elected Mayor last month and will take that office on January 3rd. City charter says it is up to the city council to appoint someone to fill the vacant position until the next general election.

19 people spoke before the council who also considered a 20th candidate who submitted information in writing. Another 9 candidates dropped out before the meeting began tonight. Two rounds of voting trimmed the number of candidates to six. Each will appear before the city council for individual interviews on January 3rd at a special afternoon meeting. That meeting is open to the public and will be on Everett TV.

That evening a selection will be made and announced and the person selected will begin on the council the following week. That person will serve until the general election is certified in November of 2018. They are allowed to run for office if they choose or can just fill the interim position. Here are photos of the six selected. You can click here to review the applications of all who applied for the position including those chosen to move forward in the process.


Ethel McNeal lives in the Twin Creeks neighborhood.


William Morgan lives in the Evergreen neighborhood


Hillary Pirtle lives in the Northwest Neighborhood.


Paula Rhyne lives in the Port Gardner neighborhood.


Tyler Rourke lives in the Glacier View neighborhood.


Michael Trujillo lives in the Cascade View neighborhood.


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