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Published: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 1:00 a.m.

Local political resignations and appointments

  • Aaron Reardon.

    Dan Bates / The Herald

    Aaron Reardon.

  • John Lovick.

    Dan Bates / The Herald

    John Lovick.

  • Nick Harper

    The Herald

    Nick Harper

  • John McCoy.

    Dan Bates / The Herald

    John McCoy.

  • Jessica Olson.

    Sarah Weiser / The Herald

    Jessica Olson.

  • Jennifer Gregerson.

    Mark Mulligan / The Herald

    Jennifer Gregerson.

The past year has been unusually busy with political resignations and appointments — so busy that we decided a scorecard was needed. Here's a rundown of selected officer-holders in Snohomish County who have quit, and who replaced them. In more than a few cases, an elected official was trading up to a more important role.

JobWho resigned?When?ReasonReplacementWhen were they appointed?Next election or time remaining to finish term
Snohomish County executiveAaron Reardon5/31/2013Scandal. Reardon claimed political enemies were trying to undermine his leadership.John Lovick6/3/2013Election for one-year term in 2014, full four-year term in 2015.
Snohomish Couny sheriffJohn Lovick6/3/2013Appointed Snohomish County executive.Ty Trenary7/1/2013Election for one-year term in 2014, full four-year term in 2015.
State Senate, 38th DistrictNick Harper11/9/2013Harper said he wanted to spend more time with his family.John McCoy11/27/2013Election for full four-year term in 2014.
State House, 38th DistrictJohn McCoy11/27/2013Appointed to state Senate.June Robinson12/16/2013Election to regular two-year term in 2014.
State Senate, 21st DistrictPaull Shin1/7/2014Alzheimer's disease.PendingCounty Democrats have scheduled a Jan. 18 meeting for nominations. The County Council will decide after that. State Rep. Marko Liias, D-Mukilteo, is considered a frontrunner.Appointee would serve through the 2014 election.
Everett City Council, Position 3Arlan Hatloe12/31/2012Retired.Scott Murphy1/2/2013Elected to four-year term in November 2013.
Everett City Council, Position 7Shannon Affholter10/31/2013Hired to lead the Master Builders Association.Rich Anderson11/13/2013Election for one-year term in 2014, full four-year term in 2015.
Everett School Board, Position 4Jessica Olson1/7/2014Olson said school board terms should be four years and not six.PendingApplication process open through Jan. 23. Successor to be named Feb. 3.Appointee will serve two years to finish term. Election for full six-year term in 2015.
Everett School Board, at-large Position 3Jeff Russell12/1/2013Russell said he needed respite to restore personal and professional balance in his life.Caroline Mason1/9/2014Mason will serve two years to finish term. Election for full six-year term in 2015.
Marysville City Council, Position 7Carmen Rasmussen12/31/2012Moved outside city.Kamille Norton2/25/2013Won the Nov. 5, 2013 election to retain the seat for two remaining years of term.
Mukilteo City Council, Position 7Jennifer GregersonEarly 2014Elected mayor of Mukilteo on Nov. 5.Pending1/13/2014Appointee will serve two remaining years. Election to full four-year term in 2015.
Edmonds City Council, Position 6Frank Yamamoto12/31/2013Health issues.PendingCandidate interviews scheduled Jan. 28. Appointment possible on Feb. 4.Appointee will serve two remaining years of term. Election to a full four-year term in 2015.
Stanwood City Council, Position 6Roger Haskin12/31/2012Other commitments.Conrad Ryer2/14/2013Elected to two-year unexpired term on Nov. 5, 2013.
Fire District 1 Commission, Position 1Millie Judge12/31/2012Elected Snohomish County Superior Court judge.Karen Dingmon2/19/2013Dingmon lost to Jim McGaughey in the Nov. 5 general election. She ran for a different commissioner's seat than the one to which she was appointed.
Marysville School Board, District 2Cindy Rebain (Erickson)9/1/2013Moved outside district.Mariana Maksimos12/9/2013Term expires at the end of 2015.
Granite Falls School Board, Position 2Rebecca Loney12/4/2013Not stated.PendingFinal candidate interviews scheduled Jan. 22Appointee will serve through the 2015 elections.
Granite Falls School Board, Position 3Siobhan SullivanJune 2013Not stated.PendingFinal candidate interviews scheduled Jan. 22Appointee will serve through the 2015 elections.

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