Marks voted to fill empty seat on council

Marks voted to fill empty seat on council

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Lew Marks has been selected to fill the vacant seat on the Roseburg City Council, after he was unanimously chosen over three others to fill the spot.

After the seat representing Ward Four was left vacant by Melissa Smith, the council took applications and interviewed four people for the position.

The four that went in front of the council Monday night were Marks, former councilor Mike Baker, Josh Tibbets and Ron Looman.

All four told the council about their ideas for bringing economic stability to Roseburg, and explained why they thought they would be the best choice.

They also spoke about how they handle conflicts, and what the role of the council is when it comes to city government.

After spending an hour asking the candidates questions, the council chose Marks to fill the seat.

After Marks was sworn in, he took his seat on the panel for the duration of the meeting.