Pierce County Council appoints McCann, Muri to vacant seats

Pierce County Council voted Tuesday to appoint Kevin McCann as a judge on the Pierce County District Court bench. McCann, who has served the county as a deputy prosecutor for 17 years, succeeds Jack Nevin, who was elected to the Superior Court bench last fall. McCann was chosen from a field of six finalists.

Additionally, councilmembers appointed Dick Muri to fill a vacant position in the Washington State House of Representatives, serving the 28th Legislative District. Muri is a retired Air Force officer and former Pierce County Councilmember and Steilacoom School Boardmember. He succeeds former state Rep. Steve O’Ban, whom the County Council appointed to the state Senate last month. Muri was chosen from a field of three candidates nominated by the local Republican Party, as required by law since he replaces a Republican.

Kevin McCann (left) and Dick Muri (right).