Council seeks candidates for Ethics and Elections Commission

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Council seeks candidates for Ethics and Elections Commission

SEATTLECouncil President Tim Burgess announced today that the City Council is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission (SEEC) for a term lasting until December 31, 2015.

The Commission is responsible for interpreting and applying the Seattle Ethics, Elections, and Whistleblower Protection Codes and the City’s Lobbying Regulations. Six City staff members investigate complaints, monitor compliance, and offer information and guidance to residents and employees regarding these Codes.

“The Ethics and Elections Commission ensures an honest electoral process and an ethic of principled public service among City employees,” said Councilmember Burgess. “The people of Seattle deserve diligent oversight over City business, and I encourage anyone interested to apply.”
The SEEC is an independent committee of seven citizen volunteers. The Mayor and the City Council each appoint three Commissioners and the Commissioners select the seventh.

Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to fairness and integrity. Once appointed, Commissioners serve without compensation and may not participate in any City election campaigns or be an officer of any political party.

Interested candidates should deliver a resume and cover letter by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30 to Councilmember Tim Burgess by e-mail (, by fax (206-684-8587; provide cover memo with Attn: Tim Burgess) or by mail to:

Councilmember Tim Burgess
Chair, Education and Governance Committee
Seattle City Council
P. O. Box 34025
Seattle, WA 98124-4025

For additional information, call Councilmember Tim Burgess’ office at 206-684-8806.

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