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Medford Confirms Search for New City Council Member

The City of Medford is officially looking for City Council candidates from Ward 4 — the southeast quadrant of the city.

Posted: Dec 7, 2018 11:09 AM
Updated: Dec 7, 2018 11:26 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. —

UPDATE: The City of Medford has confirmed that they are looking to fill an empty seat on the City Council. The vacancy lies in Ward 4, the city's southeastern region.

While the City has not said as much, the vacancy likely represents a replacement for Kim Wallan — one of two current city councillors for Ward 4 — who won the election for Oregon State Representative of District 6 as a Republican in November over Democrat Michelle Blum Atkinson.

At the time that the City first issued a statement regarding a "potential vacancy," Wallan's race was not yet decided. 

If you are interested in applying, see the information and links below.

(Updated 12/7/18 at 11 a.m.)


INITIAL REPORT: In a statement released on Friday, the City of Medford said that it is looking for potential City Council candidates from Ward 4 — the southeast quadrant of the city.

The chosen candidate from Ward 4 would also serve on the Medford Urban Renewal (MURA) Board, and the City and MURA Budget Committees. The term would end on December 31, 2020 and does not offer pay, the City says.

"All prospective candidates must be a resident of Ward 4, a resident of the City of Medford for more than six months, and a registered voter. Ward 4 is identified as the Southeast quadrant of the city," the City said.

In order to file, you have to complete an application, get 25 qualified signatures from other residents of Ward 4, and go through an interview process with a "Ward 4 Citizen Committee" and the City Council itself. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, November 27.

You can find the necessary forms on the City of Medford website, or contact the City Recorder at Medford City Hall, City Manager’s Office, 411 W. 8th Street, Room 310.

The City Council will also be appointing the aforementioned Citizens Committee from Ward 4 to interview the applicants and make a recommendation to the Council.

The current City Councilors for Ward 4 are Kim Wallan and Michael Zarosinski. Zarosinski faces a challenge for his seat from Lewis Severson on the ballot this year, while Kim Wallan (R) is running for state representative in Oregon's District 6 against Michelle Blum Atkinson (D).

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