Kirkland Council seeks qualified applicants for Position No. 2 vacancy


Applications due 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013



At its April 2, 2013 meeting, the Kirkland City Council decided to accept applications for Council Position No. 2 which was vacated on March 25 by the resignation of Bob Sternoff.  Interested and qualified persons will be required to complete an application.  To be eligible, applicants must have lived in Kirkland city limits for 12 months prior to the Primary Election date of August 6, 2013 and must be a King County registered voter.  The application form is available at Kirkland City Hall and can be downloaded from the City’s website at  The application form must be received either in person or via email ( by the City Clerk by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, not postmarked.    On Monday, April 15, the City Council will hold a special meeting in the Peter Kirk Room tentatively scheduled for 6 p.m. to review the applications, finalize interview questions, and to determine the candidates to be interviewed.  Interviews will be conducted on April 16, 2013, during a special meeting to begin at 4:30 p.m.; with the City Council scheduled to make the appointment during the regular City Council meeting on April 16, by a majority vote of the remaining Council Members.  All City Council meetings will be held at Kirkland City Hall, 123 Fifth Avenue, Kirkland, WA.


The appointed Council Member for Position No. 2 will be required to take the Oath of Office prior to assuming his/her duties on May 7, 2013.  The appointed Council Member will serve until the 2013 November election is certified by the King County Elections Office.  If the person appointed by the Council for Position No. 2 stands for election and wins, he/she will continue to serve.  If another person is elected to the fill the vacancy, the person elected will take office when the election is certified by King County Elections and would serve through December 31, 2015 which is the remainder of the unexpired term.


The filing period for the November General Election has been established by the King County Elections Office as May 13-17, 2013.  For filing information, go to