All four of the Lynnwood City Council members whose terms expire this year plan to seek re-election.
Ted Hikel, Jim Smith, Loren Simmonds and Ed dos Remedios told us they have already or will soon file their paperwork.
Smith, who’s been on the council since 1984, said Lynnwood deserves a council that can provide real leadership in challenging times.
“My focus since I have been in office has been on transparency, common sense government, citizen involvement, lower taxes and sensible spending,” he said. Smith added that he “will always remain vigilant when it comes to keeping your taxes low and handling your money responsibly.”
Hikel served on the council for eight years in the 1970s, returned to the council in 2000 and has served for the past 12 years. He’s calling for a rollback of property, utility and business taxes.
“These are tough times and require council members who are ready to make the tough decisions,” he said. Hikel plans to ring more than 5,000 doorbells over the next six months.
So far no one else has publicly announced their candidacy.