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Bainbridge has two finalists for city attorney position

The city of Bainbridge Island is down to two finalists in its search for a new city attorney.

Interviews with the five candidates for the job — Mark Barber, Jeff Capell, Joe Levan, Lisa Marshall and Christy Todd — wrapped up late last week.

Levan and Marshall are the two finalists for the position, City Manager Doug Schulze said Wednesday.

"We completed the interviews of the five finalists on Friday with very positive interviews with all five," Schulze said.

Levan and Marshall have been invited back for follow-up interviews on Wednesday, June 11.

Levan is a legal consultant and staff attorney for the Municipal Research and Services Center, and has worked at the nonprofit organization that provides advice and consultation services to Washington cities and governments since 2007.

His previous experience includes work for the city of Maple Valley, as well as legal counsel and litigation services for several other cities. Levan graduated with a bachelor's degree from Seattle University, where he also earned his Juris Doctor law degree.

Marshall has been a contract attorney for T-Mobile since 2012, and previously worked for the cities of Newcastle and Burien. She also has 10 years of experience working in municipal practice at a private law firm.

She graduated with a bachelor's degree from Pacific Lutheran University and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Puget Sound.

Jim Haney is currently serving as Bainbridge's interim city attorney. Bainbridge has been without a permanent city attorney since the resignation of Will Patton in November 2012.

Bainbridge hired Victoria Harris of Houser Martin Morris in March to begin recruiting candidates for the in-house position.

 

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