Due to recent resignation, council members are planning to appoint someone now

King City is accepting applications for candidates for City Council who are interested in running in the November election for terms that run from January 2015 to January 2019.

In addition, with the recent resignation of Councilor David Newham, the city is also accepting applications from those interested in being appointed to his seat for the remainder of this year.

Besides Newham, other councilors whose terms will be expiring at the end of this year are Ron Shay, whose two-year term as mayor also ends in December, Ken Gibson and Malka Sekey.

Council members will elect a new mayor from among themselves for 2015 to 2017 at their first meeting in January 2015.

The filing period to run for City Council will remain open until City Hall closes for business Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 5 p.m.

The deadline to apply for Newham's seat is Friday, Aug. 29, at 5 p.m. Applicants must have lived in King City during the six months immediately before being appointed or elected to the council.

The City Council will offer to interview each applicant for Newham’s position, with interviews taking place no sooner than five days after the filing deadline.

Residents interested in filling out the remainder of Newham's term this year as well as serving an additional four-year term must both apply for the position and run for the office in the November election.

Application packets are available at the City Hall, 15300 S.W. 116th Ave.

For more information, call 503-639-4082.

Newham first ran for the council in the November 2006 election and stepped down two years later after incumbent candidate Sam Locklin, came in fourth in the 2008 election when three seats were open.

"I stepped down because I felt Sam was a much-better candidate, and I wanted him to continue doing the good job he was doing," said Newham, who successfully ran for the council again in the November 2010 election

He earned a bachelor's degree at Oregon Institute of Technology, worked for the Bonneville Power Administration for four years and then was a steamfitter with Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 290 until he retired in 2001 and moved to King City.

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