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A. The municipal judge shall be appointed by the mayor for a term of four years, subject to the confirmation by the city council. The first judicial appointment to the position of municipal judge will be for the initial unexpired remainder of a four-year term established by RCW 3.50.040, commencing January 1, 2015, and expiring December 31, 2017. The mayor shall endeavor to make his or her appointment thirty days prior to the expiration of each judicial term; provided, however, that if the city council fails to confirm a mayoral appointment, the mayor and city council shall have sixty days commencing upon either the expiration of the pending judicial term or the failure of the city council to confirm the mayoral appointment, whichever shall later occur. In the event that for any reason the mayoral appointment is not confirmed, the incumbent municipal judge shall hold over and continue in office until such time as a successor is appointed.

B. A person appointed as municipal judge shall be a citizen of the United States of America and of the state of Washington and a resident of Snohomish County; and an attorney admitted to practice law before the courts of record of the state of Washington. (Ord. 014/2014 § 1)