Letter to the Editor: Strom Peterson will work for us

Dear Editor, Strom Peterson, an Edmonds City Council member and candidate for the State House in the 21st Legislative District, is trustworthy, reliable, and committed to serving his constituency as an elected official. As much as we all hope those words apply to all politicians, they do not always. Strom has proven himself to be…

Election 2014: Candidate Q&A — Snohomish County Executive

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of questions and answers  with candidates who will appear on the Aug. 5 primary election ballot. James Robert Deal PO Box 2276 Lynnwood, WA  98036 425-771‐1110 james@jamesdeal.com Prefers: Democratic Party YouTube Video: https://jamesrobertdeal.org/videos/ The candidate did not respond with direct answers to the questionnaire. Instead he submitted the following…

Letter to the Editor: Strom Peterson understands complexities of school funding

Dear Editor, As a parent I have learned how much our local elected officials impact the lives of our children and our families. For that reason, I am excited that Strom Peterson, local Edmonds City Council Member, chose to run for the State House of Representatives seat being vacated by Rep Mary Helen Roberts. I…

Retiring Representative Roberts endorses Strom Peterson for her 21st District position

Retiring 21st District State Representative Mary Helen Roberts has endorsed Strom Peterson to succeed her in the Aug. 5 primary. This is the statement Roberts released through Peterson’s campaign: Representing the citizens of the 21st District in the Washington State Legislature has been an honor and a privilege. I have enjoyed meeting so many wonderful people over…

Whelpley endorsed by State Superintendent Dorn in 21st District race

Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn endorsed former Naval aviator Scott Whelpley in his campaign for state house in the 21st Legislative District on Monday. “As the only parent with school-aged children in this race, Scott Whelpley knows the challenges our public schools are facing because his young daughter and son attend our public…

Register by Monday, July 7 to vote in Aug. 5 primary

The deadline for voters to register by mail or online for the Aug. 5 primary is Monday, July 7. Register online at: www.vote.wa.gov. The last day to update any registration also is July 7. Voters, however, may register in-person at the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office until July 28. Mail-in registration forms are available at libraries,…

Liias kicks off 21st District State Senate campaign

  By David Pan/Lynnwood Today editor Marko Liias, who was appointed to fill the 21st District State Senate seat vacated by the retirement of Paull Shin, seems to have the support of his colleagues. At Wednesday night’s Senate campaign kickoff event in Edmonds, a long list of elected officials showed up to support Liias. Among…

21st District Representative race: Justin McMahon kicks off campaign

By Larry Vogel/For Lynnwood Today It was a gala evening at the Edmonds Senior Center as Edmonds resident Justin McMahon formally kicked off his run to represent the 21st Legislative District in Olympia. With more than 50 enthusiastic supporters in attendance, McMahon hammered home his key messages of funding public schools, fighting homelessness, keeping our…

Justin McMahon announces candidacy for open 21st District House seat:

Another Democrat has tossed his hat into the ring for the 21st Legislative District House seat being vacated by Mary Helen Roberts. Justin McMahon of Edmonds said in an announcement that he is running based on his belief that “the state needs to be more responsive to our state’s most vulnerable.” Two other candidates have…

Edmonds Councilmember announces bid for 21st District House seat

Two-term Edmonds City Councilmember Strom Peterson announced Wednesday that he is running for the Washington State House of Representatives. Peterson, a Democrat, will seek to replace 21st Legislative District Rep. Mary Helen Roberts, who is retiring at the end of the year. Citing his reputation as a champion for environmental protection, public safety and preserving…

Whelpley to seek 21st District House seat

Scott Whelpley, a 47-year-old former Naval aviator and 20-year military veteran, announced Tuesday that he will seek the 21st Legislative District House seat vacated by retiring Rep. Mary Helen Roberts. Whelpley earned his Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts in social psychology from California State University, Chico. The…

What to do if you’re missing a ballot

If you cannot locate or never received an election ballot, then the Snohomish County Elections Office said the following options exist: Already registered voters without a ballot can vote on site at the Lynnwood Library – Monday until 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11. The same opportunity exists at the…

Lynnwood Election Watch 2014: Schools Superintendent talks about levy proposal

Edmonds School District Superintendent Nick Brossoit made a presentation to parents recently outlining a proposed replacement school programs and operations levy that will appear before school district voters in February. Students from the Mountlake Terrace High student newspaper, the Hawkeye, videotaped a portion of the Nov. 20 presentation at Edmonds-Woodway High School so that it…