The post-election musical chairs is already in play, as candidates vie for appointments to fill the seats of elected officials who just won higher office. And the most plum seat available is that of 1st District King County Council member Bob Ferguson, who just won election to the Attorney General's office.
Last week Shoreline City Councilmember Will Hall was the first to announce that he would seek appointment to fill Ferguson's seat until a special election is held next year. And yesterday, Sarajane Seigfriedt, recently defeated in her 46th LD House race against Jessyn Farrell, submitted a letter stating her interest of serving as a "caretaker" until the special election.
"I just don't have another year of fundraising in me," Seigfriedt confirmed via email, but she believes her budget and land use experience would serve the county well until voters choose a replacement.
Other candidates reportedly seeking appointment are State Representative Cindy Ryu (D-32), local attorneys/politicos Rod Dembowski and Keith Scully, and Kenmore mayor Dave Baker. King County Executive Dow Constantine will present a three-person short list, from which the council will choose Ferguson's replacement.