Last month we reported that four current Lynnwood City Council members would be seeking re-election in the Nov. 8 election. Now another candidate has launched his campaign.
Sid Roberts is seeking position six, the seat currently held by Councilman Ted Hikel.
Roberts said he had no plans to run for City Council, but changed his mind after hearing from citizens and city leaders.
“Friends and neighbors are enthusiastically behind me. I believe there are many systemic problems that have been crippling and paralyzing our city. With the potential changes in our form of government, strong and unfettered leadership will be required in the future. I am a person obsessed with honesty and communication,” Roberts said. “And most importantly, I’m not a politician. That should be a great asset.”
Roberts has lived in the Puget Sound area since 1983 and in Lynnwood for the last six years. He’s a real estate broker and has concentrated his business in south Snohomish County for 28 years.
Among his top priorities are developing a larger endowment as a financial safety net, supporting needs of seniors, lowering taxes where possible, stabilizing the mayor/council relationship, supporting strong public safety and elimination of wasteful programs.