Nicola Smith leads the field in Lynnwood mayoral race

By David Pan/Lynnwood Today editor Political newcomer Nicola Smith is on her way to shaking up the Lynnwood political scene. Smith, the current Edmonds Community College Dean of Student Life and Development, has emerged as the frontrunner among the four mayoral candidates after the initial vote count Tuesday night. Nicola Smith has garnered 27 percent…

Mayoral candidate Nicola Smith continues to lead in fundraising

Edmonds Community College Dean of Student Life and Development Nicola Smith continues to lead her mayoral rivals in fundraising. Nicola Smith has raised $10,505 and has not spent any funds, according to the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission. City Councilmember Mark Smith has raised $8,670, spent $5,453 and has a debt of $1,616. City Council…

Primary election ballots coming soon

Primary election ballots will begin arriving in Lynnwood mailboxes over the next couple of days. The primary will feature all partisan races up for election this year and any non-partisan races with three or more candidates. The statewide primary election is Aug. 6. The top two vote-getters in each race will advance to the general…

Mayoral, city council candidates debate the issues

By David Pan/Lynnwood Today editor The four Lynnwood Mayoral candidates expressed some sharp disagreements in a candidates’ forum Tuesday night at Edmonds Community College. But when it came to the issue of red light cameras, all four generally supported the use of the devices. City Council President Loren Simmonds and City Councilmember Mark Smith both…

Lynnwood mayor, city council forum scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16

The Lynnwood City Council and Mayor’s question-and-answer forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 in Edmonds Community College’s Black Box Theatre. The forum is free and open to the public Each candidate, after giving a brief introduction, will have an opportunity to address a wide range of issues that affect Lynnwood. The statewide…

Exclusive to Lynnwood Today: Video interviews of Lynnwood City Council, Mayoral candidates

Lynnwood Today is pleased to present exclusive primary election video interviews of candidates for Lynnwood Mayor and City Council. These interviews were conducted over the past month by Lynnwood Today Publisher Teresa Wippel with the goal of providing Lynnwood voters with insight into each candidate beyond a traditional voter’s pamphlet statement. You can access the…