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Nikkei Elected Mayor Pro Tem in Mountlake Terrace

Kyoko Matsumoto Wright

By The North American Post Staff

Kyoko Matsumoto Wright, a city council member of Mountlake Terrace, was elected as Mayor Pro Tem in the first meeting of this year. The Nikkei has been serving the city council since 2008.

Wright replaced the 2016 Mayor Pro Tem Rich Ryan. After Ryan’s nomination, she received the majority of votes for the position during the session on Jan. 4.

“Thank you council for the Mayor Pro Tem position,” Matsumoto Wright states on her facebook page.

After appointed to the council position in January 2008, Wright was subsequently elected in 2009 and has continued serving.

She currently serves on the SeaShore Transportation Forum and Snohomish County Tomorrow Steering Committee, Snohomish County Tomorrow Alliance for Housing Affordability and Snohomish County Health District.

Mountlake Terrace is located in Snohomish County and has a population of slightly over 20,000.

Wright is a graduate of Inglemoor High School and the University of Washington and has been residing in the city since 1984, according to the council website.

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