Suburban Seattle mayor resigns before her term has ended

MILL CREEK, Wash. (AP) — The mayor of a Seattle suburb has resigned before the end of her term. Mill Creek Mayor Pam Pruitt in a letter to the City Council Monday said she wanted to focus on friends and family. Brian Holtzclaw will be the interim mayor. A pending lawsuit against Mill Creek alleges Pruitt sought to oust four top city officials after they filed formal complaints in 2018 about the actions of former city manager Rebecca Polizzotto. The council ousted her amid allegations that she mistreated her staff and misused her city credit card. Pruitt declined to comment to The Daily Herald about the nature of her resignation.