Council of Pasco Narrows Looking for up to 4 candidates

May 31st. Pasco City Councilwoman Nikki Torres surprised a number of people by resigning from her position which she had only held since the last election (2021).

Torres had moved to another district of the city

Torres moved to a new home in Pasco, but that was outside of the district she represented, District 3 (north part and east part of the city). She also indicated that she is running for the 16th District State Senate seat which will be vacated by retired Jim Honeyford (who endorsed her campaign). Torres felt it was best for her to resign, as she would not live in the district from which she was elected.

Now the city has announced that four candidates are running among a number of candidates for the council seat.

A total of 11 people applied for the job, and the final four applicants are, according to the City of Pasco:

  • Zulema Abastillas
  • Irving Brown, Sr.
  • ryan jones
  • Marianna Polyukh

The other seven candidates were:

  • Brett Knapp
  • Brent McGary
  • Jack Merrill
  • Leo Perales
  • Stephen People
  • Catherine Smith
  • Stan Smith

Although the Torre seat does not run out or expire until December 2025, according to state law, the person appointed to the seat will also have to run again in November 2023.

On Monday, July 11, interviews for the four remaining candidates will take place at City Hall. These will begin at 6 p.m.

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