Northwest NEWS

June 21, 1999

Front Page

Curtin, Pierce fill interim Council seats

by Marshall Haley, staff reporter

   BOTHELL--During their June 14 meeting, Bothell's City Council chose former Councilmembers Pat Pierce and John Curtin to fill recently vacated Council positions through the balance of 1999. Both have also served on Bothell's Planning Commission.

   Pierce, who served on the Council from 1986-93, will fill Council Position #3. She replaces former mayor Debbie Treen, who resigned when her employer transferred her out of state. Pierce has worked as a Northshore teacher for 31 years.

   Curtin served on the Council from 1994-97, including two terms as Mayor. He was chosen to fulfill the last six months of former Deputy Mayor Wendy Brady's two-year term. Curtin is a Program Manager for Seattle Public Utilities.

   "The city is fortunate to have such experienced individuals willing to assume the decision-making responsibilities for the community," said Mayor Pro-Tem Michael Noblet. "John Curtin served during a period of transition, as the City assumed the responsibilities of providing services to the Canyon Park Annexation area and major developments such as the University of Washington-Bothell/Cascadia Community College plan were approved," Noblet added. "Both are very dedicated, ready and willing to jump into the day-to-day responsibilities of a councilmember, which include attending a number of additional meetings as a representative of the City each week."

   Council Positions 2, 4, and 6 are four-year terms that will expire at the end of 2003. Position 3 will be a two-year term, to finish Treen's four-year term which ends at the end of 2001. All four positions will be on the ballot this September.

   The filing period for Council candidacy runs from July 26-30. All candidates, whether residing in the King or Snohomish County parts of Bothell, must file their Declaration of Candidacy with the King County Division of Records and Elections, Room 553 of the King County Administration Bldg. in Seattle, by 4:30 p.m. on July 30.

   All interested candidates may pick up an information packet, which includes the Declaration of Candidacy, from the Bothell Ciy Clerk at Bothell City Hall.