South County Politics: Lynnwood City Council, School District 15 candidates

Issue statement from Lynnwood City Council candidate Frizzell Lynnwood City Council candidate Christine Frizzell recently sent a statement about the most important issue or issues in this year’s city election. Her opponent in the Nov. 7 general election, former Councilmember Van Aubuchon, has not responded to requests for a statement. Frizzell and AuBuchon are running for the position that…

South County Politics: School and Alderwood candidates

Introducing School District Board incumbent McMurray and challenger Below Edmonds School District incumbent Ann McMurray and challenger Mitchell Below recently sent statements introducing themselves to voters. The two are running for one of the two School District 15 board positions on the Nov. 7 ballot. The school district includes Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Woodway, nearby unincorporated areas of south Snohomish County and most…

South County Politics: Lynnwood candidates for mayor and council

Introductory statements from Lynnwood mayor and challenger Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith faces a challenge in the Nov. 7 general election from City Councilmember George Hurst. The two recently sent statements introducing themselves to voters. Here are their statements in the order that their names will appear on the November ballot and in the voters’ pamphlet: City of…

South County Politics: Statements from Lynnwood and Alderwood candidates

Candidates have been sending statements to introduce themselves to voters. The statements appear in the order that candidates’ names will appear on the Nov. 7 general-election ballot and in the voters’ pamphlet. Here are some of them: Introductory statements from two Lynnwood council candidates Here are introductory statements from Lynnwood City Council incumbent Ruth Ross and challenger Rosemaria…

South County Politics: County incumbent, Edmonds judge, Lynnwood mayor top fundraising

An incumbent county councilmember, an Edmonds judge and the Lynnwood mayor lead local candidates in fundraising for the Nov. 7 general election. Incumbent Democratic Snohomish County Councilmember Terry Ryan leads all south Snohomish County candidates with $81,793 raised and $21,361 spent. He reports a $1,500 campaign debt. Ryan’s Republican opponent, Marcus Barton, has reported raising $3,148 and spending $2,499….

South County Politics: Baylor holds four-vote lead as recount ends early

School candidate Baylor gets November spot by four votes School Board candidate Cathy Baylor has come out of a recount with a four-vote margin over rival Cindy Sackett for second place on the Aug. 1 primary election ballot. That will give Baylor a place on the Nov. 7 general-election ballot. A hand recount Tuesday in the race for the open position…

South County Politics: School Board recount begins Tuesday; Lynnwood election

School Board recount to start Tuesday morning A hand recount in the race for an open position on the Edmonds School Board is scheduled to start Tuesday morning, Aug. 22. The recount is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. at the Snohomish County Elections Processing Center, 1818 Pacific Ave. in Everett. Anyone can watch the recount. Final results of the Aug. 1 primary…

South County Politics: Fire district, County Council elections

Challenger says he can defeat Fire District 1 incumbent Snohomish County Fire District 1 challenger Mike Ellis says the he can defeat incumbent Fire Commissioner David Chan, in the Nov. 7 general election despite Chan’s big lead in results from the Aug. 1 primary. Final results of the primary showed Chan with 42.59 percent of the votes to 17.05…

South County Politics: Officials planning for recount in school board race

Snohomish County elections officials are already planning for a recount in the race for an Edmonds School District board position on the Aug. 1 primary election ballot. Edmonds School Board candidates Cathy Baylor and Cindy Sackett were within 11 votes of each other in the Wednesday, Aug. 9 count of ballots. State law requires a…

South County Politics: Baylor leads in fundraising for school board race

Edmonds School Board candidate Cathy Baylor was the leader in fundraising for Edmonds School District Board of Directors Position 4, with $9,886 raised, $7,019 spent and a campaign debt of $5,873. State public disclosure records showed that Position 4 candidate Deborah Kilgore raised $4,408 and spent $3,571. Candidate Cindy Sackett, meanwhile, is using the state’s…

South County Politics: School Board candidates; Monday registration deadline

Issue statements from school-board candidates in primary Edmonds School Board candidates Deborah Kilgore, Cindy Sackett and Cathy Baylor recently sent statements about what they think are the most important issues in this year’s school board election. The three are running on the Aug. 1 primary ballot for the position on the Edmonds School District 15 board now…

South County Politics: Legislators wait for capital-budget agreement to end special session

Most local legislators are at home while the legislature’s third special session continues with a few negotiators working on a final capital budget. Democratic State Rep. Strom Peterson says that the House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a capital budget but the Republican-controlled State Senate has held it up pending repairs to problems raised by…

South County Politics: Issue statements from Alderwood Water candidates

Alderwood Water and Wastewater District board candidates Charles Liu, Larry Jones and Jeremiah Styles recently sent statements about what they think are the most important issues in this year’s election. The three are running on the Aug. 1 primary ballot for the position on the Alderwood Water and Wastewater District board of commissioners that Jones now holds….

South County Politics: Introductory statements from Fire District 1 candidates in primary

Fire District 1 board candidates Bret Chiafalo, Brandy Donaghy, Michael Ellis and Brandon Richards recently sent statements introducing themselves to voters. Incumbent Commissioner David Chan did not respond to requests for a statement. The five are running on the Aug. 1 primary ballot for the position on the Fire District board of commissioners that Chan…

South County Politics: Introducing Alderwood Water District candidates in the primary

Alderwood Water and Wastewater District board candidates Charles Liu, Larry Jones and Jeremiah Styles recently sent statements introducing themselves to voters. The three are running on the Aug. 1 primary ballot for the position on the Alderwood Water and Wastewater District board of commissioners that Jones now holds. The top two vote getters in the…

South County Politics: Preview of arguments on regional-fire ballot measure

Lynnwood voters and voters in unincorporated areas of Snohomish County Fire District 1 will decide in the Aug. 1 election whether to form a regional fire authority. The cities of Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Brier get service from the fire district by contract, but residents of those cities don’t vote in district elections. Here’s material…

South County Politics: Update on who has filed for County Council, non-partisan races

The end of filing for local offices May 19 brought a Republican challenger to a Democratic Snohomish County Councilmember and 60 candidates for 32 non-partisan offices. Democrat Terry Ryan gets Republican challenger for county council seat Democratic Snohomish County Council member Terry Ryan has a challenge from Republican Marcus Barton for the only partisan office…

South County Politics: List of candidates to replace Boyer on City Council grows to four

The number of candidates to replace retiring Lynnwood City Councilmember Christopher Boyer rose to four as the filing week ended Friday. The four candidates for Boyer’s position are former Councilmember Van AuBuchon, plus two candidates who have run before — James Robert Deal and Christine Frizzell — and Democratic precinct committee officer Ben Corey. The…

South County Politics: Early filing produces new candidates for local offices

Filing for 2017 local Elections opened Monday, with new candidates for Edmonds School District Board for Fire District 1 Board and for Lynnwood city offices, but not for Mountlake Terrace or Brier city offices. Candidate filing continues until Friday at 4 p.m. Chan is the only Fire District 1 commissioner whose position will be on…

South County Politics: Councilmember Boyer won’t seek re-election

Lynnwood City Councilmember M. Christopher Boyer says he won’t run for re-election. Two candidates have indicated that they plan to run for the position in the November election. One is Ben Corey, a Democratic precinct committee officer from Lynnwood Precinct 11. He is an elementary-school teacher in the Lake Washington School District. The other is…