Lynnwood races set for November's General Election

MyNNNThe match-ups have been set for the Lynnwood Mayoral and City Council races in the November General Election.

Edmonds Community College Dean of Student Life and Development Nicola Smith will be taking on incumbent Mayor Don Gough. Smith won the most votes, tallying 27.99 percent (1,259 votes) to Gough’s 26.01 percent (1,170 votes). This is Smith’s first run for public office, while Gough is seeking a third term as mayor.

Incumbent City Councilmember M. Christopher Boyer leads in the Position 1 race with 44.45 percent (1,896 votes). He’ll be facing businessman Michael Moore, who has 39.58 precent (1,688 votes).

In the Position 2 race, Planning Commission member Ian Cotton finished with 33.94 percent (1,481 votes) to former City Councilmember Jim Smith, who had 33.85 percent (1,477).

Former City Councilmember Ruth Ross leads in the Position 3 race with 32.55 percent (1,405 votes), while real estate brokerage manager Douglas Lovitt has 28.38 percent (1,225 votes).

The election was certified earlier this week. The top two finishers in the primary move on to the General Election.





  1. The most interesting fact learned from this election is that in a city of roughly 35,000, less than 4500 votes were tallied in each of the 4 positions according to the Washington Secretary of State website. This is very disappointing to say the least.

  2. People, we need to vote! I’m grateful to live in a country where I can do so without fear. Each vote I cast honors those who fought to secure that right for us as Americans of all races and genders. We need to defend that right by exercising it at every opportunity, without the lame excuse that “it’s only the primary”.

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