City Councilmember Nikki Torres, who represents District 3, submitted her resignation effective May 31. Torres is running for the Washington State Senate in the 15th District.
Torres said, “As I have recently moved into the newly redistricted 15th Legislative District, just outside of my City Council district, and have concluded that it is appropriate I immediately resign my council position and focus on my bid to represent Pasco and the all of the 15th in Olympia.”
Torres was elected to represent District 3 in 2021 and has spent the last 40 years in the community. She is currently a Strategic Partnerships Manager for Western Governors University and is a member of the Association of Washington Business Grassroots Alliance.
The City Council will discuss the appointment process for a replacement at the June 6 Council meeting. The appointee for District 3 would stand for reelection in 2023, per state law.