Talmas new Woodinville mayor

  • Written by Don Mann
TalmasIt took two rounds of votes to get it done, but former Deputy Mayor Bernie Talmas is now mayor of Woodinville, replacing Chuck Price who resigned two weeks ago and has reportedly taken employment elsewhere.

Before round one Talmas nominated Councilmember Jeff Glickman for the position, Glickman nominated Talmas and Councilmember Scott Hageman nominated Councilmember Liz Aspen.

Glickman voted for Glickman, Councilmember Paulette Bauman voted for Talmas, Talmas voted for Glickman, Hageman voted for Aspen, Councilmember Susan Boundy-Sanders voted for Talmas and Aspen voted for Aspen, forging a 2-2-2 stalemate and a runoff.

In round two Glickman voted for Talmas, Bauman voted for Talmas, Talmas voted for Talmas, Hageman voted for Aspen, Boundy-Sanders voted for Talmas and Aspen voted for Aspen.

Talmas was elected 4-2, and Glickman was then elected deputy mayor by a 4-2 vote, and both will serve a two-year term.

Earlier in the meeting, after prolonged debate on whether or not Price’s handpicked successor on council would serve until the General Election on November 8 of 2011 or throughout the expiration of his term in 2013, the council chose to let King County officials make that determination.

Meanwhile, council will accept applications for the vacated position until September 26 and public interviews will take place at the October 3 city council meeting.

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