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Aberdeen council meets two candidates, Richrod and Simpson

ABERDEEN, Wash. – The Aberdeen city council last night heard from two people interested in filling the vacancy for the Ward 5 council position previously held by John Erak.
Alan Richrod again expressed his interest – he was appointed to the seat after Erak passed away, then lost to Erak in the November election. Also submitting a letter of interest was William Simpson, son of Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson.
If the 11-member council is split on a decision, the mayor would be the deciding vote, however council last night did not make an appointment noting the absence of Council Chair Kathy Hoder.

Aberdeen council elects Alan Richrod to fill ward 5 seat

ABERDEEN, Wash. – The city of Aberdeen has a new councilman in ward 5, the council elected Alan Richrod to the position last night. Ward 6 councilman Jim Cook said before his vote that we’ll still see a familiar name on the upcoming ballot “According to the elections office John Erak’s name will remain on the ballot during this election, John was an extraordinary man.
Erak and Richrod were on the ballot when Erak passed away last month, City Attorney Eric Nelson said the council will need to elect someone to the position again next year if Richrod lost in November.

Aberdeen council remembers John Erak

ErakABERDEEN, Wash. – The Aberdeen City Council last night held a moment of silence during their first meeting without councilman John Erak, Mayor Bill Simpson said during his report; “To give you some time to remember John Erak, and what he has done for our community.”
Members of the council shared fond memories of Erak last night, he passed away last month at 81 years old.