LYNNWOOD Wash., May 24, 2021 – Tonight the Lynnwood City Council voted 5-1 to appoint Patrick Decker to fill the Position 2 vacancy left by the resignation of Councilman Ian Cotton in April of this year. He will be sworn in June 1, 2021. Councilwoman Christine Frizzell broke away from her colleagues to vote for Nick Coelho.
Decker, a 30-year resident of Lynnwood and former Chair of the city’s Planning Commission and current member of the Civil Service Commission has been actively engaged in shaping the community for years.
“Wise decision making today will create an environment that offers a wide variety of opportunities for business and citizens alike, driving for progress and solving issues, while ensuring the highest quality of life for those of us who live and work here,” wrote Decker in his application.
Decker lives with his wife and their three kids; and in his personal life, mentors youth as a Scoutmaster and Varsity Scout Coach.
Other candidates vying for the position were: Nick Coelho, Christine Eck, Nicole Guenther, Michael Miller, Nazanin Lashgari, Neil Weiss, and Michael Wojack.
Patrick Decker will be facing Naz Lashgari and Don Gough in the primary election for the Lynnwood City Council Position 2 seat. Although Decker was appointed to the Council, he still has to run for his seat in the General Election.
Chris Eck and Nick Coelho, filed to run for the Lynnwood City Council Position 1 against former city councilwoman Shirley Sutton as Councilwoman Ruth Ross is not seeking re-election.
Only races with more than two candidates for a position will be on the ballot in the Primary Election held on August 3. The top two candidates from the Primary Election and those races with two candidates or less by May 24 will be on the ballot in the General Election scheduled for November 2.