City Council chooses Stanley Tombs as new councilmember
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June 17-During a Special Council Meeting tonight, the SeaTac City Council appointed Stanley Tombs, Jr. to fill vacant Council Position # 2 and complete the current unexpired term. The appointment took place after the Council reviewed seven applicants who previously applied and interviewed for a vacant council position in October of 2018. In June, Councilmember Joel Wachtel vacated his seat creating the opening.
Mr. Tombs will be sworn in at the June 23, 2020 Regular Council Meeting and will serve until the certification of the November 2021 General Election.
Tombs is currently serving on the Sidewalk Committee and previously served as a Councilmember from January 2019 to November 2019. He was chosen by Council to fill the Position #5 seat after former Councilmember Amina Ahmed passed away.
Tombs was born and raised in SeaTac even before the City was incorporated. Tombs is retired from the legal industry. He is the former Vice-Chair of the SeaTac Planning Commission and was a member of the committee from July 2017 to January 2019. In addition, Tombs attended the previous City of SeaTac Community Leadership Academy which teaches residents about how the City government operates.
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