Candidate withdrawn from pool of applicants for Bainbridge council post

Candidate withdrawn from pool of applicants for Bainbridge council post

The field of candidates for the vacant Central Ward seat on the Bainbridge Island City Council has dropped from 11 to 10 after it was determined one of the candidates was not a resident of the Central Ward.

The deadline to apply for an appointment to the council seat was Friday, April 13, and the city received 11 application packets.

One of the applicants, Tamarah Rockwood, has dropped out of consideration to fill the Position 4 seat.

Rockwood is a social media contractor and self-employed freelance writer/blogger. She has been a Bainbridge resident for the past three years.

The 10 remaining candidates are Monica Aufrecht, Debbie Hollyer, Rob Evans, Nathan Daum, Marshall Tappen, Mark Jordan, Leslie Schneider, Mark A. Epstein, Wayne Roth and Robert L. Drury.

The city council has been planning to review the candidates for the seat, left vacant by the resignation of Mike Scott in March, at a special council meeting planned for Thursday, April 19.

Council members had hoped to interview all of the candidates at that April 19 meeting and take a vote on an appointment that night.

With the high number of candidates, however, the council is expected to revisit its plan for interviewing and appointing a new council member at the council meeting on Tuesday, April 17.

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