Sutton mounts write-in campaign for Lynnwood City Council

Shirley Sutton

Shirley Sutton, who narrowly missed advancing to the General Election for City Council Position No. 2, has announced she is running as a write-in candidate for Lynnwood City Council Position No. 3.

In a written statement on her campaign website, Sutton said “From the number of votes received, it clearly indicates that our community wants a change in leadership and inclusive representation. Write me in for position 3 in the General Election.”

Sutton is the Neighborhoods and Demographic Diversity Commission Chair for the city of Lynnwood. Sutton, currently retired, previously worked the last 13 years working at Edmonds Community College as the Executive Director, Diversity Affairs and Community Outreach.

Sutton will be facing former City Councilmember Ruth Ross, who won with 33 percent of the vote and real estate brokerage manager Douglas Lovitt, who had 28 percent.

Sutton garnered 31.83 percent of the vote in the Position 2 primary, closing trailing Planning Commission member Ian Cotton (33.94 percent) and former City Councilmember Jim Smith (33.85 percent).


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