You asked for it, and we have it — the applications for Edmonds mayor, that is. You can access all of the applications in PDF format here. But we’ve also provided a summary of each candidate based on what they submitted.
Remember, though, that the best way to familiarize yourself with the candidates is to come to next Tuesday’s City Council interviews, which start at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 250 5th Ave. N. Or you can watch a videotape of the proceedings, which are rebroadcast at 7 a.m. , noon and 7 p.m. daily on Comcast Channel 21 or Verizon Channel 39.
And now, here are the candidates, and the time they will appear on the interview schedule Tuesday night:
6 p.m. Richard Marin: 32-year Edmonds resident. Commanding officer U.S. Navy Reserve. Edmonds City Councilmember 2001-08, City Council President 2005, Community Transit Board of Directors 2004-08 and Board Chairman 2007-08, Sound Transit Board of Directors 2005-08, Snohomish Health District Board of Directors 2001-08, City of Edmonds Transportation Committee 2009-10. Currently on board of directors for Sno-Isle Library Foundation and South County Senior Center.
Why he wants to be mayor: “The City of Edmonds needs the steady hand of a proven leader and I believe that I have the experience.”
6:30 p.m. Todd M. Clayton Jr.: Six-year Edmonds resident. Former vice president and president of Friends of the Edmonds Library. Member of the Edmonds Masonic Lodge.
Why he wants to be mayor: “I love living in Edmonds so I believe as a member of the community I should try to do more for the City.”
7 p.m. Ron Wambolt: Seven-year Edmonds resident. Edmonds City Councilmember 2006-09. Currently a member of Highway 99 Task Force, Citizens Technical Advisory Committee, Edmonds Parking Committee.
Why he wants to be mayor: “All candidates will have a learning period but my background should allow me to perform the Mayor’s duties competently in the shortest amount of time.”
7:30 p.m. Mike Cooper: 36-year Edmonds resident. Current Snohomish County Councilmember. Washington State House of Representatives 1997-2005. Edmonds Planning and Park Board 1989-1994. Snohomish County Charter Review Commission Chair 2007. Governor’s Oil Spill Advisory Council Chair 2005-09.
Why he wants to be mayor: “Our city needs a mayor that is an experienced leader. As a career firefighter I learned to carefully evaluate a situation, take control and make the needed decisions to ‘put the fire out.'”
8 p.m. Michael Pederson: 28-year Edmonds resident. Member of Mukilteo Planning Board and Edmonds Architectural Design Board.
Why he wants to be mayor: “Serve my community and give back.”
8:30 p.m. Dick Van Hollebeke: 33-year Edmonds resident. Edmonds City Councilmember 1996-99. Current Edmonds Community College Trustee. Co-chair Save Yost Pool. Member Citizens Levy Proposal Committee.
Why he wants to be mayor: “In these difficult economic times, I want to help ensure that Edmonds doesn’t lose its spirit and vision. I think we need to avoid a defensive mode and and focus instead on finding ways to overcome economic obstacles.”
9 p.m. Roger P. Hertrich: 40-year Edmonds resident. Edmonds City Council 1988-1991. Current Edmonds Senior Center board member. Historical Preservation Board member.
Why he wants to be mayor: “Edmonds city needs a strong leader who can guide the management through tough times. I will make sound decisions based on my experience and up-to-date knowledge of the issues facing Edmonds today.”
9:30 p.m. Frank Yamamoto: Five-year Edmonds resident. Current chair, Economic Development Commission. Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Board member. President, Downtown Merchants Association.
Why he wants to be mayor: “The opportunity to be an integral part of the community by serving in a capacity that directly has an impact on the outcome is important to me. To be involved in the city’s growth and plans for the future and to be able to contribute to that end is in part a reason for applying for the position.”