elections

City council race bound for a hand recount

The ballots will be counted by hand in the incredibly tight race for Lynnwood City Council race position seven. Jim Smith, who’s served on the council since 1976, trails Van AuBuchon by just 12 votes. That’s well within the threshold to qualify for a hand recount. The timing for a recount will be established by the county’s canvassing board. “The timetable for recounts this... »

AuBuchon has a razor-thin lead in City Council race

Van AuBuchon has pulled ahead in his race with incumbent Jim Smith for the Lynnwood City Council… by just a hair. AuBuchon now has a four vote lead, according to the last tally released Thursday evening. On Thursday, Snohomish County Auditor Carolyn Weikel told us they had about 165 votes left to count. Adding up the latest totals, it appears roughly 80 votes still need to be counted. Either... »

Lynnwood’s Proposition 1 losing in first election returns

A measure that would change Lynnwood’s form of government is losing in early election returns. The first count — released at 8 p.m. Tuesday — shows Proposition 1 being defeated. Many of the other races — including several city council seats — are too close to call. The initial results are below. Another update is expected at 8 p.m. Wednesday. You can check out the sta... »

Lynnwood's Proposition 1 losing in first election returns

A measure that would change Lynnwood’s form of government is losing in early election returns. The first count — released at 8 p.m. Tuesday — shows Proposition 1 being defeated. Many of the other races — including several city council seats — are too close to call. The initial results are below. Another update is expected at 8 p.m. Wednesday. You can check out the sta... »

Video: Aaron Reardon and Mike Hope debate in county executive race

KING 5′s Up Front hosted a debate in the contentious race for Snohomish County Executive between Aaron Reardon and Mike Hope. Check out the video below. »

Video: Debate on measure to change city’s form of government

Oscar Halpert from People For A Better Lynnwood and City Councilman Ted Hikel recently debated Proposition 1, the measure that aims to change Lynnwood’s form of government from strong mayor to city manager. Edmonds City Councilman DJ Wilson moderated the discussion. The video is below. »

Video: Debate on measure to change city's form of government

Oscar Halpert from People For A Better Lynnwood and City Councilman Ted Hikel recently debated Proposition 1, the measure that aims to change Lynnwood’s form of government from strong mayor to city manager. Edmonds City Councilman DJ Wilson moderated the discussion. The video is below. »

Simmonds and Moore moving on to general election

Simmonds and Moore moving on to general election

Incumbent Loren Simmonds and newcomer Michael Moore appear to be headed for a face off for Lynnwood City Council position 4 in the Nov. 8 general election. Early election results show Simmonds with 43 percent of the vote and Moore, owner of a parking lot striping company, with 33 percent. The third challenger, John Conley, has just under 22 percent. For Snohomish County executive, Aaron Reardon ha... »

PDC won’t investigate councilman’s complaint against citizens’ group

The state’s Public Disclosure Commission has announced that it won’t formally investigate a complaint filed by Councilman Ted Hikel against People For a Better Lynnwood. That’s the citizens’ group promoting a measure to change the city’s form of government to council/city manager. Hikel’s complaint asked the group file as a political action committee and report ... »

PDC won't investigate councilman's complaint against citizens' group

The state’s Public Disclosure Commission has announced that it won’t formally investigate a complaint filed by Councilman Ted Hikel against People For a Better Lynnwood. That’s the citizens’ group promoting a measure to change the city’s form of government to council/city manager. Hikel’s complaint asked the group file as a political action committee and report ... »

Pro-city manager group to hold community meeting

The group that’s pushing for Lynnwood to have a city manager rather than a strong mayor is hosting a community meeting this week. Backers of the Nov. 8 ballot measure will answer questions from the public at the meeting, which will be held Tuesday, June 28, at 7 p.m. at Lynnwood Bowl & Skate. People for a Better Lynnwood believes structural change is necessary in order to begin changing ... »

County Councilwoman Stephanie Wright kicks off re-election campaign

County Councilwoman Stephanie Wright kicks off re-election campaign

Snohomish County Councilmember Stephanie Wright officially launched her re-election campaign Monday night at the Edmonds Senior Center. Wright had served on the Lynnwood City Council before being appointed to the county post last August. “I’ve lived here in Snohomish County my entire life and it’s a place I treasure very much,” she said in a speech. “Some of you are elected offic... »

Hear from council candidate Benjamin Goodwin

For the first time we’re hearing from Benjamin Goodwin, the City Council candidate challenging incumbent Ed dos Remedios. Goodwin studied at the University of Washington, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science, minoring in Law, Society and Justice. He owned a small personal fitness business in Lake Stevens before moving to Lynnwood seven years ago. “Lynnwood needs more fiscal acco... »

Council candidate Moore kicks off his campaign

Council candidate Moore kicks off his campaign

Michael Moore launched his campaign for Lynnwood City Council today. He’s challenging Loren Simmonds – who formally began his re-election bid yesterday – and John Conley. Moore, a small business owner, says the city needs to have greater fiscal responsibility. “Is it right for the city to raise taxes to make ends meet when so many citizens have had a cut in pay or no job?” Moore said. “The city mu... »

Councilman Simmonds formally launches re-election bid

Councilman Simmonds formally launches re-election bid

Loren Simmonds officially kicked off his re-election campaign for City Council today. He is seeking his fourth term in November. “While the past four years have been tough and grueling – largely due to the economy – my vision for our community remains strong and clear. I still have fire in my belly to work for and with the residents of Lynnwood,” Simmonds said. “As we look to the... »

November ballot full of City Council challengers

Each of the four Lynnwood City Council members up for re-election this November will face at least one challenger. Loren Simmonds is facing off with two challengers for position four. One of them, John Conley, has lived in Lynnwood for 38 years. “My goal, if elected, is to bring some common sense to the city government regarding taxes and fees. I firmly believe that if it is not an absolute necess... »

Group launches campaign to change city’s form of government

A citizens group has formally launched its campaign to change Lynnwood’s form of government. People for a Better Lynnwood wants to do away with the mayor-city council model and instead hire a professional city manager to oversee the city’s day-to-day operations. Voters will decide on the issue on the Nov. 8 ballot. Rod Siddell, a former city employee, is the campaign chairman. “We, the residents o... »

Group launches campaign to change city's form of government

A citizens group has formally launched its campaign to change Lynnwood’s form of government. People for a Better Lynnwood wants to do away with the mayor-city council model and instead hire a professional city manager to oversee the city’s day-to-day operations. Voters will decide on the issue on the Nov. 8 ballot. Rod Siddell, a former city employee, is the campaign chairman. “We, the residents o... »

Incumbent City Council members seeking re-election

All four of the Lynnwood City Council members whose terms expire this year plan to seek re-election. Ted Hikel, Jim Smith, Loren Simmonds and Ed dos Remedios told us they have already or will soon file their paperwork. Smith, who’s been on the council since 1984, said Lynnwood deserves a council that can provide real leadership in challenging times. “My focus since I have been in offic... »

Ballot drop boxes will stay open until 8 p.m.

Ballot drop boxes will stay open until 8 p.m.

If you haven’t mailed in your ballot for today’s election, it’s not too late. Ballots must be postmarked no later than Nov. 2. There are also several drop off locations in and around Lynnwood that will accept ballots until 8 p.m. Lynnwood Sno-Isle Library 19200 44th Ave, Lynnwood Edmonds Sno-Isle Library 650 Main St, Edmonds Mill Creek 159th Pl SE – traffic island at Post Office ... »

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