Familiar faces ahead in Lynnwood City Council races

MyNNNTwo familiar faces took the first step to a potential return to the Lynnwood City Council.

Former City Councilmember Ruth Ross, who is seeking to reclaim her Position No. 3 seat, was leading in race with 32 percent (925 votes). She was followed by Douglas Lovitt, who had 28 percent (823 votes). Maria Ambalada had 21 percent (601 votes) and Dave Mayers trailed the field with 17 percent (506).

In the Position 2 race, former City Councilmember Jim Smith was barely leading with 34 percent (1,001) over Ian Cotton, who also had 34 percent (983 votes). Shirley Sutton had 32 percent (927 votes).

M. Christopher Boyer, the lone City Council incumbent running, had 44 percent of the vote (1,265 votes). Michael Moore was close behind with 40 percent (1,139). James Robert Deal had 15 percent (438 votes).

Mark Smith gave up his City Council Position No. 2 to run for mayor, while Kerri Lonergan-Dreke chose not to run for reelection for Position 3. .

The top two candidates in the primary advance to the general election.


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