Snohomish County election officials continue to count ballots, little change in local results

With votes still pouring in from across the county, Snohomish County Election Office continues to process and count ballots from Tuesday’s general election. According to county officials, 87,000 ballots were either dropped at a drop box or returned through the mail on Election Day, matching the Election Day returns in the 2016 Presidential Election. Snohomish County…

Election 2019: On day 2, no change in city council, school board races

There was little change in the Lynnwood City Council and Edmonds School Board races after the second day of voting results were released by the Snohomish County Elections Office Wednesday, Nov. 7. Former Lynnwood City Councilmember Jim Smith still leads the race for the council’s vacant Position 4 seat. As of Wednesday Smith had 61.50%…

Election 2019: Crosby, Hurst, Sessions, Smith leading in Lynnwood City Council races

Preliminary election results are in for the four Lynnwood City Council positions appearing on Tuesday’s general election ballot. Former City Councilmember Jim Smith was leading another ex-councilmember, Van AuBuchon, for the open Position 4 seat, according results from the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office released at 8 p.m. You can see all county election results at…

Lynnwood City Council 2019 general election candidate forum

Candidates for Lynnwood City Council participated in a general election forum on Oct. 2, 2019, sponsored by Lynnwood Today and the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce. Please note that due to a technical glitch, the video portion at the end of closing statements was lost but the audio is included.

City Council candidates tackle high taxes, affordable housing at general election forum

With the November general election just around the corner, Lynnwood City Council candidates attended a candidate forum Tuesday to speak about their concerns and plans for the city. Presented by Lynnwood Today and the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce, with support from Community Transit, the forum included the top candidates for Positions 4, 5, 6 and…

Latest fundraising totals for Lynnwood-area general election candidates

Here are the latest fundraising totals for candidates running for Lynnwood City Council, Edmonds School District Board of Directors and South Snohomish County Fire District Commission positions. City of Lynnwood campaign financials as of 10-05-2019 Name Office Raised Spent Debt Contributors, spending details, etc. ALTAMIRANO-CROSBY, JULIETA CITY COUNCIL POS 5 $15,896.20 $11,934.41 $0.00 Click for…

Candidate Meet and Greet statements: School Board Pos. 5 — Hunnewell and Katims

The following is a transcript of the three-minute statements read by Lisa Hunnewell and Nancy Katims, running for the open Position 5 seat on the Edmonds School District Board of Directors, during a candidate Meet and Greet event Sept. 8 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. While much of the Sept. 8 candidate event focused…

Candidate Meet and Greet statements: School Board Pos. 3 — Noble and Graves

The following is a transcript of the three-minute statements read by Gary Noble, incumbent running for re-election to the Edmonds School District Board of Directors, Position 3, and his challenger Rory Graves during a candidate Meet and Greet event Sept. 8 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. While much of the Sept. 8 candidate event…

Candidate Meet and Greet statement: Carin Chase, Edmonds School Board

The following is a transcript of the three-minute statement read by Carin Chase, incumbent running for re-election to the Edmonds School District Board of Directors, Position 1, during a candidate Meet and Greet event Sept. 8 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. Her opponent, Al Rutledge, did not attend. While much of the Sept. 8…

Election notes: Law enforcement endorsement for Judges Okoloko, Thompson

Edirin Okoloko and Paul Thompson — both incumbent Snohomish County Superior Court judges and both Edmonds residents — have received the endorsement of the Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs (WACOPS), the largest law enforcement organization in the state. Incumbents Okoloko and Thompson are being challenged, respectively, by attorneys Anna Alexander and Cassandra Lopez-Shaw. Candidates…

With primary over, local candidates picking up financial support

With the field narrowed to two candidates for each position in the wake of the Aug. 6 primary, fundraising activity has increased for the four Lynnwood City Council races. Position 6 incumbent George Hurst picked up more than $4,000 in contributions since our last report, while Julieta Altamirano-Crosby (Position 5) and Shannon Sessions (Position 7)…

Little change in Lynnwood City Council, school board races in day 2 of returns

There wasn’t much change in the Lynnwood City Council or Edmonds School Board races after the second day of results were released by the Snohomish County Elections Office Wednesday, Aug. 7 City Councilmembers Jim Smith and Van AuBuchon continued to lead a field of six candidates vying for the open Position 4 seat on the…

Same-day voter registration, voter information for Aug. 6 primary

A reminder that if you have not yet registered to vote for the Aug. 6 primary election — or need to update an existing registration — you can do so until 8 p.m. Aug. 6, thanks to a 2018 change in state law. Races on the primary ballot for Lynnwood voters include Lynnwood City Council,…

Lynnwood City Council candidate alleges opponent tampered with campaign literature

With the Aug. 6 primary election deadline less than a week away, the campaign of one Lynnwood City Council candidate has accused another of removing the candidate’s literature left on people’s front doors and replacing it with her own. Candidate Julieta Altamirano-Crosby filed a report with the Lynnwood Police Department July 31 that accuses opponent…

Deadlines, details for Aug. 6 primary voter registration

Thanks to a 2018 change in state law, Washington is implementing same-day voter registration starting with the Aug. 6 primary election. That means someone can register to vote or update an existing registration as late as 8 p.m. Aug. 6 — as long as they do so at their county auditor or elections office. The…

On video: Primary election forum for Edmonds School Board Positions 3 and 5

A video recording of the Wednesday, July 24 primary election candidate forum for Positions 3 and 5 on the Edmonds School District Board of Directors. The forum was held at the Lynnwood Library. Due to technical audio issues, the sound quality is low. Please accept our apologies in advance and know that a written report…

Election 2019: Few changes in fundraising as primary election ballots arrive

Registered voters should have received in their mailboxes election ballots for the Aug. 6 primary election. Here are latest campaign finance reports from the Washington Public Disclosure Commission (PDC). Among the highlights: Lynnwood City Council Position 5 candidate Julieta Altamirano-Crosby and City Council Position 7 incumbent Shannon Sessions each reported increases in their fundraising compared to last…