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Allderdice seeks seat on Langley Council

Retired doctor Doug Allderdice is stepping up once again to help the city of Langley.

Allderdice has applied as a candidate to fill the city council seat left vacant by the resignation of Robert Gilman in August.

Allderdice, 68, served on the city council from 2000 to 2006.

He was first appointed to the seat to fill out the term left vacant by former councilman Ed Parr, and Allderdice resigned his post due to his workload as a physician during his second term.

Allderdice could not be reached for comment Monday; he was out of town on a bike trip.

In his application for the council seat, filed on Sept. 12, Allderdice noted his previous service on the council. "That experience should help me to get up to speed fairly quickly if appointed," he wrote.

Allderdice came to Langley from Spokane to run a family physician's practice with Dr. Steve Shapiro in 1978. He left his Langley practice to become an emergency room doctor in Everett in the mid-1980s.

He is a graduate of Princeton University, and the Baylor College of Medicine.

Allderdice is currently the only candidate for the vacant post. The deadline for applications for the Position 5 seat on the council is 5 p.m. Sept. 12.

The council is expected to make its appointment to the seat at its meeting on Monday, Sept. 19.

 

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