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.