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File #: 2020-0041    Version: 1
Type: Joint Motion and Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/13/2020 In control: Metropolitan King County Council
On agenda: Final action: 1/13/2020
Enactment date: 1/13/2020 Enactment #: 15542
Title: A JOINT MOTION AND RESOLUTION of the Metropolitan King County Council and the Pierce County Council making an appointment to fill the vacancy in the position of state representative for the 30th legislative district.
Sponsors: Claudia Balducci, Pete von Reichbauer
Attachments: 1. 15572.pdf, 2. 2020-0041_SR_30th-LD-Appt, 3. 2020-0041_ATT1_LD_30_map

Title

A JOINT MOTION AND RESOLUTION of the Metropolitan King County Council and the Pierce County Council making an appointment to fill the vacancy in the position of state representative for the 30th legislative district.

Body

                     WHEREAS, a vacancy exists in the position of state representative for the 30th legislative district due to the resignation of State Representative Kristine Reeves, and

                     WHEREAS, the 30th legislative district is a multicounty legislative district, including part of King County and part of Pierce County, and

                     WHEREAS, Article II, Section 15 of the Washington state Constitution provides that in the event of a vacancy occurring in a multicounty legislative district the vacancy shall be filled by joint action of the legislative authorities of the respective counties from a list of three candidates nominated by the state central committee of the same political party as the legislator whose office is vacated, and

                     WHEREAS, the candidates must reside in the 30th legislative district and be of the same political party as the legislator whose office is vacated, and

                     WHEREAS, the Washington State Democratic Central Committee has submitted the names of three constitutionally qualified candidates to fill the vacancy created by State Representative Reeves's resignation;

                     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED AND RESOLVED by the Councils of King and Pierce County:

                     A.  _______________ , one of the three nominees, is hereby appointed to the position of state representative for the 30th legislative district in the Washington state House of Representatives and continuing until a successor is elected at the next general election, and has qualified.

                     B.  The clerks of the councils shall provide a copy of this joint motion and resolution to the clerk of the Washington state House of Representatives, the governor of the state of Washington and the chair of the Washington State Democratic Central Committee.