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  King County Executive - Appointment
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Parents > United States > Washington > Counties > King > Metropolitan King County Executive
OfficeCounty Executive
Type Appointment
Filing Deadline 00, 0000 - 09:00pm Central
Polls Open May 18, 2009 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close May 18, 2009 - 10:00pm Central
Term Start May 19, 2009 - 12:00pm
Term End November 24, 2009 - 12:00pm
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifiedRalphie November 06, 2009 03:12am
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Description Ron Sims formally resigned his office May 8 to take office as deputy secretary of Housing & Urban Development in DC. His chief of staff, Kurt Triplett, will take over his duties until the county council appoints a replacement. The council will choose from Triplett, former county councilmembers Steve Hammond & Louise Miller, and former Seattle mayor Charles Royer. All are being considered in a caretaker role and aren't seeking the office on the fall ballot.

A selection committee co-chaired by former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice [D] and current Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke [R] interviewed all four candidates and 10 of the 16 committeemembers recommended the council appoint Charley Royer. Five of the committeemembers recommended Kurt Triplett. Before the vote on the applicants, Louise Miller announced her support of Royer as he had the support of a majority of the selection committee. In the end, Triplett won the support of a majority of councilmembers, 6-3, with councilmembers Bob Ferguson, Jane Hague, and Kathy Lambert voting against. Ferguson had previously called for a vote on Royer, who was his preferred applicant. After the vote the full council voted for Triplett in order to have him selected unanimously.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/08/2005
NameRon Sims Votes293,777 (55.62%)
Term01/03/2006 - 05/08/2009 Margin84,756 (+16.05%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyNonpartisan Won11/03/2009
NameDow Constantine Votes325,777 (59.04%)
Term11/24/2009 - 01/03/2014 Margin101,310 (+18.36%)
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Name Kurt Triplett Mayor Charley Royer County Councilmember Steve Hammond County Councilmember C. Louise Miller  
PartyDemocratic Democratic Republican Republican  
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Uncertified Votes6 (66.67%) 3 (33.33%) 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -3 (-33.33%) -6 (-66.67%) -6 (-66.67%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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Website [Website]  
Entry Date 05/00/2009 05/00/2009 05/00/2009 05/00/2009  
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