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Replacement Named for Councilmember Ibsen
Joseph Lopez was named at this evening's City Council meeting to serve as the Council District 1 representative in Councilmember Ibsen's impending absence to train for the Marine Corps Reserves.
Lopez, an attorney in Seattle who served on the city’s Board of Ethic got support from Council, several of whom were surprised and impressed with his performance at today's study session interview. They liked his attitude, with several referencing his answer in response to questions about Tacoma's place in the region.
Lopez was a bit of a surprise to some of the rest of us who talk about these kind of things as well, but we're looking forward to getting to know him a little better. He will represent District 1 beginning January 1, 2014 until Ibsen returns from training.
15 candidates were interviewed at today's City Council study session, and we have to agree with Councilmember Campbell, who said it was good to see so many applicants, and described them as "15 people who love Tacoma."
Congratulations Mr. Lopez; you've got a busy year ahead of you.
UPDATE: Watch Lopez's full Council interview here:
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