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King Fire District 28 vacancy to be filled in December

The process to fill a vacancy on the three-member King County Fire District 28 board of commission is under way.

Position No. 3 became vacant when Chris Ingham resigned the seat June 10. He was elected in  2009. There were two years remaining on his term.

King County Councilman Reagan Dunn’s office announced in a release a five-member Citizen Advisory Panel has be formed to review the applications for the position.

The members of the panel are  Mayor Liz Reynolds, Rep. Christopher Hurst, fire commissioners Dave Hannity, Angela Stubblefield and Enumclaw Firefighters IAFF Local 3931 President John Bloomer.

Dunn’s office will accept applications for the commission vacancy through 4 p.m. Friday.

Those interested in applying are asked to submit a letter of interest and a one-page resume to Reagan.Dunn@kingcounty.gov.

Anyone interested in seeking the commission appointment must be a registered voter living within the boundaries of the district to serve as a commissioner.

According to the release from Dunn’s office, “The (advisory) panel will thoroughly vet and review the candidates and will forward up to three qualified candidates to Councilman Dunn who in turn will bring these names forward to the (King) County Council. The council will vote on filling the vacancy at its Dec. 9 council meeting.”

A second vacancy on the board was filled in July after  former Commissioner Ryan Terhune was injured during an off-road motorcycle accident in Idaho. Larry Jensen was chosen to fill the position. The seat was on the November ballot and Angie Stubblefield won over Elbert Reed.

Dunn’s office stated the applicants from July will be, “automatically considered by the panel, should the applicant wish to be considered again.”

The person appointed will serve until the November 2015 election has been certified. The appointed commissioner may run for the position during the 2015 election.

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