Tuesday results show Nicola Smith ahead in mayor race, plus early city council results

Preliminary election results Tuesday show Nicola Smith is likely to get a second term as Lynnwood mayor.

Of the 3,217 ballots counted in the mayoral race, 60.12 percent are in favor of the incumbent mayor.

“I am delighted to have earned the honor to serve Lynnwood for another four years,” Smith said Tuesday. “Together with City Council and our staff and our community, we are going to continue the momentum of making Lynnwood better, stronger and safer.”

She said Tuesday that her priorities for the next term will include: provide fiscal sustainability and accountability; make Lynnwood welcoming and inclusive; manage projected growth; provide a high level of customer service; and help citizens feel comfortable with coming changes.

Challenger George Hurst has 39.73 percent of votes–but he is waiting for more votes to be counted.

“We’re going to see how things go on Thursday and Friday,” he said. “(I’m) disappointed right now, but I think we put our message out there.”

Preliminary results for Lynnwood City Council races show Christine Frizzell, Ian Cotton and Ruth Ross ahead of their competitors Van AuBuchon, Shanon Tysland and Rosamaria Graziani respectively.

Frizzell leads the race for Position 1 with 54.12 percent of the vote.

“After door-knocking over 5,000 voters, I am looking forward to the final tally,” she said in an email. “The prospect of representing Lynnwood citizens and serving our city is a challenge I’m excited and ready for.”

Her competitor AuBuchon has 45.69 percent of the vote. He could not be reached for comment Tuesday evening.

Cotton, incumbent for City Council Position 2, has the lead with 51.95 percent of the vote.

“I’m thankful to the voters of Lynnwood for their continued support and we’ll keep our eye on the results as they continue to roll in,” he said. “Thank you for the chance to serve this community.”

Challenger Tysland also thanked everyone in the community who voted.

“It’s been an honor to work for our community and try to be a voice for them,” he said. He also gave his well-wishes to those who end up winning the race.

Position 3 incumbent Ross is leading her race with 54.19 percent of the vote.

“This is exciting,” she said. “It’s not final, but it’s been such an honor to do this job and I’m really happy that people want me to continue doing it.”

Challenger Graziani has 45.62 percent of the vote. She could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

A summary of Tuesday’s vote counts is below:

City of Lynnwood Mayor
Under Votes   111
Over Votes        0

Vote Count Percent
George Hurst       1,278   39.73%
Nicola Smith        1,934   60.12%
Write-In (if any)         5     0.16%
Total                   3,217   100.00%

City of Lynnwood Council Position 1
Under Votes   168
Over Votes        2

Vote Count Percent
Christine Frizzell      1,709    54.12%
Van AuBuchon         1,443    45.69%
Write-In (if any)            6     0.19%
Total                      3,158    100.00%

City of Lynnwood Council Position 2
Under Votes    181
Over Votes        0

Vote Count Percent
Ian Cotton              1,635    51.95%
Shanon Tysland       1,504    47.79%
Write-In (if any)            8     0.25%
Total                      3,147    100.00%

City of Lynnwood Council Position 3
Under Votes    198
Over Votes         0

Vote Count Percent
Rosamaria Graziani      1,428    45.62%
Ruth Ross                   1,696    54.19%
Write-In (if any)                6     0.19%
Total                          3,130    100.00%

  1. Speaking of News and Views. The missing Black Acura was found!!! The Mayor and Lynnwood Council choose to get rid of it ASAP. So much for ” Fake News “.The Acura is one of the vehicles the City choose to get rid of at the November 13th Council meeting. Check it out on The Cities website under Council Meetings.

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