The City of Snoqualmie announced that Council Member Brad Toft resigned on Saturday, August 19, 2017, via a brief email to Mayor Pro Tem Bob Jeans. A city press release stated Toft’s resignation would be effective August 31, 2017.
Toft confirmed that he was stepping down, saying, “I’ve served the Snoqualmie Valley for nearly 10 years in different ways, I’m looking forward to spending more time with my family.”
Brad recently ran in the mayoral primary, but by a slim margin, did not advance to the November general election.
Mayor Pro Tem Jeans expressed regret and “a feeling of loss for a fellow hard-working and productive Council Member like Brad.” He added, “The Council will miss him.”
Toft was elected to the City Council in November 2015. His resignation creates a vacancy on the City Council. Members are anticipated to discuss the process for filling the open seat at its next regular meeting on August 28th.
According to Washington State law, the council has 90 days from the official resignation date to fill the seat or King County will do it.
The council recently filled two other vacancies in April when Council Member Patterson moved out of Snoqualmie and Council Member Peterson unexpectedly passed away.
The city will announce more details regarding when and how it will fill Toft’s position following the City Council meeting.