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Outgoing Councilmembers to be Honored Tuesday

Steve Bernheim did not seek re-election, while D.J. Wilson was defeated by Joan Bloom.

Outgoing Edmonds City Councilmembers Steve Bernheim and D.J. Wilson will be recognized Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. before the council’s regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Bernheim was elected to position No. 6 on the council in 2007 after defeating incumbent Richard Marin. He grew up on a farm in Waterford, VA, and graduated from Williams College and Vanderbilt University School of Law. After teaching English with his wife Susan Bauer in Wuhan, China, he and his family moved to Seattle in 1985, where he worked with the law firm of Bogle & Gates and taught at UPS Law School.

Bernheim moved his law office to Edmonds in 1998, where he practices commercial litigation and immigration law. Berheim has lived in Edmonds since 2003.

Frank Yamamoto, who owns Running in Motion in Edmonds, will replace Bernheim on the council in the new year. He defeated Alvin Rutledge.

Wilson, elected to position No. 5 on the council in 2007 and previously serving as council president, was defeated in November’s general election by Joan Bloom. Wilson earned a bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University and a master’s from Johns Hopkins University in International Economics and European Studies.

Wilson is president of Edmonds-based Wilson Strategic Communications, a public affairs firm focused on policy solutions. His wife, Karianna Wilson, is a commissioner for Snohomish County Hospital District 2.

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