Roth voted City Council’s new deputy mayor

Starting in July, Wayne Roth will replace Val Tollefson as the Bainbridge Island City Council’s deputy mayor following an unanimous vote on the motion by the council at a recent meeting.

“In six months, you’ll look as old as I do,” Tollefson joked after the vote.

The deputy mayor is a six-month rotating position among council members, Tollefson said.

Roth, Tollefson and Roger Townsend were all elected to four-year terms to the council by voters in November 2013.


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