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Date: January 7, 2014
Contact: Rebecca Pirtle, Communications Coordinator
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No: 2014-004

Commissioners name Linda Streissguth to fill District 3 vacancy

(Port Orchard, WA) - Linda Streissguth was selected to fill the District 3 Commissioner vacancy created by Commissioner Josh Brown’s departure December 31. Commissioners Charlotte Garrido and Robert Gelder made the announcement after an executive session January 6.

Streissguth was one of three applicants the Kitsap County Democratic Central Committee referred to Commissioners to fill the vacancy. Commissioners interviewed candidates last month and “reviewed the three nominees through the lens of our knowledge regarding the commissioner’s role and the work on behalf of Kitsap County,” said Commissioner Garrido, chair of the Board of County Commissioners.

“In this appointment, we have considered the responsibilities and the work before us in 2014,” Commissioner Garrido noted, with the selection of Streissguth as a candidate “whose skills most closely align with such issues as updating the Comprehensive Plan, the search for a new Public Works Director, preparation of a 2015 budget, implementation of the program for mental health, substance abuse and therapeutic courts, and continued progress on the Central Kitsap campus.”

Streissguth will be sworn in at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 8 in the Commissioners' Chambers at the County Administration Building located at 619 Division Street in Port Orchard.

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