City: Medical Lake, Washington
Political experience: None
Work experience: Is a paramedic for American Medical Response of Spokane County. Formerly a Medical Services Officer at Medical Lake Fire Department, electrician for TAVA technologies, former juvenile detention officer at Martin Hall Juvenile Detention Facility, former U.S. Navy aviation electrician working on EA-6B Prowlers, former Navy Active Reserves aviation electrician’s mate loadmaster DC-9.
Education: Certificate of paramedic training from Spokane Community College. Certified in multiple areas from the National Fire Academy.
Priorities: Promoting and attracting businesses to the city; hiring a fire chief for the all-volunteer fire department; looking at the cost of bringing back a police department.
Family: Married. Has two children.
Incumbent Medical Lake councilwoman stands by sheriff’s contract; challenger open to forming police department
The two candidates for position 2 on the Medical Lake City Council agree the city’s fire department needs paid staff, but they disagree on how to provide law enforcement to the town. Incumbent Elizabeth Rosenbeck, 54, aims to retain her seat on City Council against candidate John Merrick. She was appointed to the council in 2016 to fill the late Howard Jorgensen’s position.
Meet the candidates for Medical Lake City Council’s Positions 2, 4 and 5.