The latest Primary results, released on Friday, show tight races for Mayor and in all three City Council contests.
Nicola Smith, Edmonds Community College’s Dean of Student Life and Development, leads the mayoral contest with 28 percent (1,257 votes). Incumbent Mayor Don Gough is second with 26 percent (1,169 votes). Onlly 88 votes separate the two candidates.
City Councilmember Mark Smith has 23 percent (1,050 votes) and City Council President Loren Simmonds has 21 percent (951 votes).
The closest City Council race is for Position 2, where Lynnwood Planning Commisssion member Ian Cotton has 33.95 percent (1,481 votes), ahead of former City Councilmember Jim Smith, who has 33.84 percent (1,476 votes). Five votes separate the two. Lynnwood Diversity Chair Shirley Sutton has 31.82 percent (1,388 votes).
In the City Council Position No. 1 race, incumbent City Councilmember M. Christopher Boyer lead with 44 percent (1,896 votes) over business owner Michael Moore, who had 40 percent (1,687 votes). Boyer leads by 209 votes.
Former City Councilmember Ruth Ross leads the Position No.3 race with 33 percent (1,405 votes). Real Estate Brokerage Branch Manager Douglas Lovitt is second with 28 percent (1,225 votes). Ross has a 180-vote advantage.
The next set of results will be Monday, Aug. 19. The primary will be certified on Aug. 20. The two two finishers advance to the General Election in November.