At least one Poulsbo council seat is open

Brynn writes:

Steve wrote earlier this week about the filing period set to open June 6 for those interested in running for an elected office. Five of the seven Poulsbo City Council seats will be up for election this year.

I just learned at least one of them is wide open. Councilman Jeff Bauman sent an email this morning saying he would not be running in this fall’s election. He was appointed to the position in January 2010 after Becky Erickson was elected mayor. He filled her vacant position.

Here is what Bauman had to say in his email about his decision to resign:

As you know, June 6 – 10 is the filing period for candidates interested in seeking open seats on the November ballot.  It is a privilege for me to serve with you on the City Council.  I also appreciate the encouragement I’ve received from so many citizens.  For months I have struggled with the decision of whether or not to seek re-election.  For a variety of personal reasons I have chosen not to run.  I felt I should get the word out now so that interested members of the public will have time to consider filing for the seat I will be vacating.

The five positions set for (re)election include:

  • Council Position 1 – Linda Berry-Maraist (4 year)
  • Council Position 2 – Connie Lord (4 year)
  • Council Position 3 – Jeff Bauman (Short & 4 year)
  • Council Position 4 – Jeff McGinty (4 year)
  • Council Position 6 – David Musgrove (2 yr unexpired)

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