EVERETT, Washington — The Snohomish County Council is tired of waiting for Executive Aaron Reardon to formalize his resignation plans.
The Daily Herald of Everett reports (http://is.gd/kQrfUH ) the council voted 4-0 Monday to begin the process of identifying his replacement. That step normally would wait for Reardon to submit paperwork making his resignation plans official.
Reardon was once a rising star in the Democratic Party, but his tenure in Snohomish County has been beset by scandals. Reardon announced in February that he would resign effective May 31, but he has not responded to a request from the council to formalize that.
Snohomish County Democrats are expected to pick three nominees to replace him, and the council would choose an executive from that list.
Sheriff John Lovick and state Rep. John McCoy of Tulalip have expressed interest in the position.
Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com