Maleng's successor chosen
Five days after the death of King County Prosecutor Norm Maleng, his long-time chief of staff, Dan Satterberg, won an expected interim appointment to succeed him Tuesday.Satterberg may actually be one of the three nominees submitted by the King County Republican Party, but we'll see.
Satterberg, 47, who became a deputy criminal prosecutor in 1985 and chief of staff in 1990, was named acting prosecutor by the County Council. He will serve until the council names someone to the position from a list of three nominees to be submitted by the King County Republican Central Committee, probably next month.
The office will be back on the general election ballot this November. The individual elected will serve out the remainder of Maleng's term.