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Ramiro Valderrama Named New Sammamish Deputy Mayor

Valderrama takes over the position from councilmember John James, who served a one-year term.

Sammamish City Councilman Ramiro Valderrama was named deputy mayor Jan. 8 by the Sammamish City Council. Valderrama was sworn in as a councilmember one year ago.

On a unanimous vote, the City Council elected Ramiro Valderrama to serve a one-year term as deputy mayor. He takes the place of John James, the outgoing deputy mayor who also served a one-year term.

In Sammamish, the mayor (currently Tom Odell) serves a two-year term while the deputies serve for only one year.

--Information from the City of Sammamish

woodyiii January 11, 2013 at 06:51 AM
Having a fiscally responsible deputy mayor is excellent news.
Christie Malchow January 12, 2013 at 12:16 AM
Great choice, and I agree with woodyiii, fiscally responsible is indeed excellent news!

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