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File #: 2016-0044    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/19/2016 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 6/27/2016
Enactment date: 6/28/2016 Enactment #: 18308
Title: AN ORDINANCE proposing an amendment to the King County Charter to make the office of King County prosecuting attorney nonpartisan; amending Section 610 of the King County Charter; adding a new Section 649 to the King County Charter; amending Section 680.10 of the King County Charter; and submitting the same to the qualified voters of the county for their approval or rejection at the next general election occurring more than forty-five days after the enactment of this ordinance.
Sponsors: Larry Gossett, Kathy Lambert
Indexes: Charter, Prosecuting Attorney
Code sections: 610 - , 649 - *
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18308.pdf, 2. 2016-0044_SR_Nonpartisan_Prosecuting_Attorney_Charter_Amendment.docx, 3. 2016-0044_ATT1_Proposed_Ordinance.pdf, 4. 2016-0044_ATT2_Attorney_General_Opinion_2015_No._6.pdf, 5. 2016-0044_ATT3_County Forms of Government_MRSC.pdf, 6. 2016-0044_SR_Nonpartisan_Prosecuting_Attorney_Charter_Amendment.docx, 7. 2016-0044_ATT1_Proposed_Ordinance.pdf
Drafter
Clerk 01/08/2016
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AN ORDINANCE proposing an amendment to the King County Charter to make the office of King County prosecuting attorney nonpartisan; amending Section 610 of the King County Charter; adding a new Section 649 to the King County Charter; amending Section 680.10 of the King County Charter; and submitting the same to the qualified voters of the county for their approval or rejection at the next general election occurring more than forty-five days after the enactment of this ordinance.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. There shall be submitted to the voters of King County for their approval or rejection, at the next general election to be held in this county occurring more than forty-five days after the enactment of this ordinance, an amendment to Section 610 of the King County Charter; the addition of a new Section 649 to the King County Charter; and an amendment to Section 680.10 of the King County Charter, to read as follows:
Section 610 Election Procedures.
The nominating primaries and elections for the offices of King County executive, King County assessor ((and)), King County council and King County prosecuting attorney shall be conducted in accordance with general law governing the election of nonpartisan county officers.
Section 649 Prosecuting Attorney.
The county prosecuting attorney shall be elected as a nonpartisan office by the voters of the county, and the term of office shall be four years and until his or her successor is elected and qualified. Notwithstanding any section of this charter to the contrary, the qualifications for office and the timing of election shall be as prescribed in state law.
Section 680.10 Designation, Appointment and Election to Fill Vacancy.
Immediately upon commencing their terms of office, the county executive, county assessor, county director of elections, county prosecuting attorney and county sheriff shall each designate one or more employees w...

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