Little change after Thursday election update for RFA, City Council races

Vote percentages for the South Snohomish County Fire and Rescue proposition as well as the Lynnwood City Council primary race are about the same after Thursday’s election update as they were after Wednesday’s update. The South Snohomish County Fire and Rescue Regional Fire Authority (RFA) shows 54.39 percent approval, with 45.61 percent voting no. A total of…

Sackett leads Baylor by 11 votes in latest school board race results

The race for the second spot on the general election ballot for Edmonds School District Director Position 4 continues to narrow between candidates Cindy Sackett and Cathy Baylor. With Thursday’s update, Baylor had 6,086 votes while Sackett had 6,097, meaning Sackett holds the lead by 11 votes. Sackett led by 118 after Wednesday’s election update,…

Reminder: Primary election ballots due Tuesday, Aug. 1

Here’s a reminder from Snohomish County Elections to return your primary ballot. Lynnwood residents are among those voting for Position 4 on the Edmonds School Board. Four candidates will also appear on the primary ballot for Lynnwood City Council Position 1 — in the order they appear on the ballot: Ben Corey, James Robert Deal,…

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…

Community members question City Council candidates during coffee event

Aloha Cafe in Lynnwood was full of interested community members last week during a candidate coffee roundtable where City Council candidates could share a bit about themselves and their platforms. Four candidates (Ben Corey, James Robert Deal, Christine Frizzell and Van AuBuchon) are running on the Aug. 1 primary ballot for City Council Position 1….

Community members question School Board candidates during Thursday event

Aloha Cafe in Lynnwood was full of interested community members on Thursday evening to hear what School Board candidates had to say during a candidate coffee round-table. Three candidates (Deborah Kilgore, Cindy Sackett and Cathy Baylor) are running on the Aug. 1 primary ballot for Position 4 on the Edmonds School District 15 board now…

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: 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…

Nicola Smith kicks off campaign for re-election as Lynnwood mayor

Nicola Smith kicked off her campaign to retain her position as Lynnwood mayor on Tuesday at Acura of Lynnwood on Highway 99. Smith was elected to the position for the first time four years ago, when she defeated former mayor Don Gough with about 61 percent of the vote. Since then, her supporters say she has…

Election 2017: Cathy Baylor announces candidacy for Edmonds School Board

Cathy Baylor, a longtime school volunteer/activist and nationally certified piano teacher, announced Monday she is running for Edmonds School Board of Directors Position 4. “I bring to the school board a willingness to listen to all viewpoints and a proven record of crafting creative, effective solutions,” Baylor said. A 48-year resident of Lynnwood and a…

George Hurst announces candidacy for Mayor of Lynnwood

George Hurst, currently serving as Lynnwood’s Councilmember no. 6, announced Monday that he will throw his hat into the city’s mayoral race this November. Hurst’s platform centers on public safety and fiscal responsibility. “Our police, fire and medical services should continue to be our top priorities,” he said in a press release. Hurst currently chairs…