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John Merrick resigns Medical Lake council seat

Cites unexpected conflicts with new job as reason for leaving


April 19, 2018

One of Medical Lake's newest City Council members, John Merrick, tendered his resignation April 14 due to work commitments.

The tenure of one of Medical Lake's newest City Councilmen, John Merrick, ended well short of the time intended when he tendered his resignation and the City Council accepted that move in a unanimous vote at their April 17 meeting.

Merrick, who won the Nov. 7 general election race that unseated incumbent Elizabeth Rosenbeck with 57 percent of the vote, notified fellow council members via email April 14 that he planned to step down.

Accepting a new job after the election unexpectedly forced Merrick to be out of town and he had missed most of the 2018 meetings. He had tried to integrate some...

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