Fife council picks replacement for short-term mayor

Tacoma News TribuneMarch 11, 2014 

The Fife City Council picked its second mayor in two months Tuesday night, following the resignation of Mayor Glenn Hull after just a month in the position.

With little discussion or fanfare, the council voted unanimously to appoint Councilman Tim Curtis, who had been deputy mayor since January.

"I'm honored indeed, and I promise you that I will be professional," Curtis said after accepting his new title. "I will represent you well."

Hull announced his resignation Feb. 24 after his wife, Jennifer, accepted a job at Gulfstream Aerospace Company in Georgia. The couple will relocate with their two young sons later this month, and the city is already seeking applications to fill Hull's upcoming council

On Jan. 14, the council voted 5-2 to appoint Hull after he actively sought nomination for the position. He replaced Rob Cerqui, who received the other two votes, including his own. Cerqui did not seek to reclaim the mayor's position Tuesday.

Fife is a council-manager form of government, and both the mayor and deputy mayor are selected by council members.

Curtis has served on the council since 2012 and has lived in the city for more than a decade.

He is a retired regional sales manager for a scientific instrument company, and spent 42 years working in information technology, marketing, sales, negotiations and contracts.

Also Tuesday, the council voted unanimously to appoint Councilman Pat Hulcey to serve as the city's new deputy mayor. He is a lifelong resident who has served on the council since 2010.

"There's a new deputy in town," Hulcey quipped after the vote.

Kari Plog: 253-597-8682


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