On Monday January 23rd, 2017, the Snohomish County Council unanimously appointed Nate Nehring to fill the vacant district 1 council seat. The vacancy comes after Ken Klein resigned from the position in December 2016 to take a position in the Snohomish County Executive’s office.
The three candidates were chosen by the Republican Party and sent to the county council for this interview process. There will be an election in November for the citizens to decide who will fill a full four year term. Councilmember Nehring will serve the remainder of Ken Klein’s unfinished term which ends when the election for the four year term is certified.
Biography of Nate Nehring
Councilmember Nate Nehring was appointed to the Snohomish County Council on January 23, 2017 and serves the 1st Council District which includes the communities of Arlington, Darrington, Granite Falls, Marysville and Stanwood.
His private sector background includes roles as a Middle School Science Teacher, and Vice Chairman of the Stanwood Planning Commission..
“I’m a collaborator. I’m a real team player,” Councilmember Nehring said. “I like to work with others.” A lifetime playing soccer taught him that, “If you don’t play as a team, you don’t win.”
After his swearing into office he said he was humbled by the trust placed in him and intended to start work immediately.