Edmonds Community College to host candidates’ forum

Edmonds Community College’s Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences Joan Penney.

Edmonds Community College’s Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences Joan Penney will be moderating a Lynnwood City Council and Mayor’s question-and-answer forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 in the 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 primary election is Aug. 6. The top two vote-getters in each race will advance to the general election on Nov. 5.

Here are the candidates, the majority of whom are confirmed to attend. Those who do not attend are allowed representatives in their place, but representatives will not be able to participate in the Q-and-A.


Don Gough — incumbent

Loren Simmonds — current City Council president

Mark Smith — current City Council member

Nicola Smith

Council position No. 1 (nonpartisan, four-year short term and full term)

M. Christopher Boyer — incumbent

James Robert Deal

Michael Moore

Council position No. 2 (nonpartisan, four-year term)

Ian Cotton

James R. (Jim) Smith

Shirley Sutton

Council position No. 3 (nonpartisan, four-year term)

Maria Ambalada

Douglas Lovitt

Dave Meyers

Ruth Ross

The event is sponsored by Edmonds Community College, the Snohomish County League of Women Voters, and Sno-Isle Libraries. The Black Box Theatre is located at 20000 68th Ave. W. in Lynnwood.


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