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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Rep John McCoy - "Cindy listens to the people and is a person of action."

Rep John McCoy Gives Cindy Ryu Strong Endorsement for King County Council

John McCoy represents the 38th Legislative District, which includes Marysville, Everett and the Tulalip Tribal Lands and other unincorporated areas. He is Chair of the House Committees on Technology Energy & Communications, Education, and State Government and Tribal Affairs.

He submitted the following letter of endorsement of Cindy Ryu for the King County Council appointment for the 1st Council District (to replace Bob Ferguson), to the King County Executive and King County Councilmembers:


To whom it may concern: 

Please accept this letter of endorsement on behalf of Cindy Ryu for the King County Council District 1 position. 

Cindy is hard working; she listens to the people and is a person of action. In the years I have known Cindy, I am continually impressed with her leadership and her can do attitude. She has positively served the citizens of this State and the constituents of her district. I commend her for her ability to work across diverse communities and bring people together for the common good. Cindy’s extensive experience in State and local politics will continue to prove beneficial for the people of King County. 

Although she will be missed, I have great confidence Cindy will continue to tackle the serious issues our State and local communities face with the same determination and tenacity as she did in Olympia. Without hesitation, I recommend Cindy Ryu for the King County Council District 1 position.


John McCoy 
State Representative 
38th Legislative District 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

King County Council Appointment Process Ramps Up - 32nd Dist Rep Cindy Ryu Steps Forward

Who will replace Bob Ferguson on King County Council?

UPDATE: Please note a correction below on location and time of the 46th LD meeting and candidate forum. December 13th at Olympic View Elementary School.

After Bob Ferguson won the Attorney General race decisively, the next question is who will replace him in his King County Council District #1seat. 

Thus far at least seven people have stepped forward expressing interest in the seat.  The position is non-partisan.

Rep Cindy Ryu currently represents the 32nd Legislative District as legislator and has now thrown her hat into the ring. Cindy also served as Mayor of Shoreline and City Councilmember and President of the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce. Her district includes Shoreline, and parts of North Seattle, Edmonds and Lynnwood. She submitted a statement and applied for the position. 

Also stepping forward are:

• Seattle lawyer, Rod Dembowski
• Shoreline Councilmember Will Hall
• Shoreline Planning Commissioner Keith Scully
• Kenmore Mayor Dave Baker
• Assistant King County Ombudsman Chuck Sloan
• Democratic State Committeewoman and Legislative Activist Sarajane Siegfriedt

King County Executive Dow Constantine has established a process to select the next King County Councilmember. His office will appoint an "advisory committee" to review the applicants and send three names to the King County Council. All applications must be submitted by Dec 3rd, 5pm. Questions about the process should be submitted to

The 32nd District Democrats voted to endorse three candidates at their last meeting; Cindy Ryu, Rod Dembowski, and Keith Scully and forwarded those names to the King County Executive. The 46th LD will hold a forum for the candidates on Dec 13th at their special meeting, which will be held at the Olympic View Elementary School at 7pm.