Tom Hornish stepped down Tuesday as deputy mayor but remains on then Sammamish City Council as an elected member.
Hornish has taken a new job that will require heavy travel in the next several months. He announced that he has to step down from council and regional committees while he assimilates into the new position.
Karen Moran was selected by the council to be deputy mayor on a 4-3 vote. Ramiro Valderrama was nominated by Pam Stuart to succeed Hornish. Jason Ritchie joined with Stuart and Valderrama to vote for Valderrama.
Moran, nominated by Chris Ross, receive her own vote along with Ross, Mayor Christie Malchow and Hornish.