November 17, 2017 (Moscow, Idaho) —
At the Moscow City Council meeting on Monday, November 20, 2017 Moscow Mayor Bill Lambert intends to submit the name of Brandy Sullivan, who was recently elected to join the Moscow City Council in 2018, to fill the remaining term of recently deceased Council member John Weber.
Weber, a member of the Moscow City Council serving a four-year term died on November 8, 2017 one day after losing his election bid for a two-year Council seat. Weber’s current term was due to end on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Anne Zabala was elected to the two-year term, defeating Weber for that seat.
“John was completing a four-year term on the City Council, and his untimely death leaves the balance of that four-year term vacant,” said Lambert. “Brandy was elected to fill a four-year term on the City Council beginning in January, so it seems appropriate to fill the rest of John’s four-year term with the successful candidate who ran for that position. Anne was elected to the two year Council seat currently held by Gina Taruscio. In January, Gina will begin her four-year term, and Anne will take her two-year seat at that time as well.”
On June 6, 2016, Taruscio was appointed to the Council seat vacated by the resignation of Dan Carscallen, who was re-elected to a four-year term on the Council in November 2015.
According to Idaho Code §50-704, a vacancy on the council shall be filled by appointment made by the mayor with the consent of the council, which appointee shall serve only until the next general election, at which such vacancy shall be filled for the balance of the original term.
Gary J. Riedner, City Supervisor