Selah selects new city council member

Selah selects new city council member »Play Video
SELAH, Wash. -- Selah's city council elected a new council member Tuesday night.

Carl Torkelson was chosen by council members to fill the vacant seat.

Torkelson previously worked with the city planning commission.

He says he wanted to become a council member to continue improving the city.

"I Lived in Selah for 20 years, been on the planning commission, tried to help that way and just thought I could do a little more being on the council and go from there," Torkelson said.

Torkelson was chosen from 3 final candidates.

Former member Kevin Jorgensen resigned last year when he moved out of city limits.