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Staff Reporter 

Merrick calls on history as his guide

Forty years in community provides his road map for City Council role


February 1, 2018

New Medical Lake City Councilman John Merrick would like to see the city's fire chief become a full-time position.

Being about as much of a Medical Lake native as one can be without having been born in or around the community, John Merrick will take that experience to heart as he sits on the City Council for the next four years.

Merrick unseated incumbent Elizabeth Rosenbeck for Council Position 2. He garnered 57 percent of the vote in the general election.

Arriving in town some 40 years ago as a 5-year-old, Merrick went all through school there, graduating from Medical Lake High School in 1990.

Like many who settle in the community, Merrick did so with a U.S. Air Force connection, albeit somewhat diffe...

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