Edmonds mayoral candidate Dave Earling Monday released a preliminary endorsement list Monday that includes Rick Steves of Edmonds-based Europe Through the Back Door and former Snohomish County and Edmonds City Councilmember Gary Nelson.
“Edmonds needs a city government that can bring differing viewpoints together to get the job done in the interest of its citizens,” Steves said. “Given Dave’s experience in government, his business background, and his long-term passion for this place we call home, I believe Dave can provide the steady leadership we need at this time.”
Added Nelson: “From budget concerns and land use decisions, to environmental and transportation challenges, I have witnessed Dave Earling’s ability to reach consensus. I know Dave Earling will be a Mayor of whom we can be proud.”
Earling earlier picked up the endorsement of former Edmonds Mayor Gary Haakenson and also has received endorsements from the mayors of Everett, Mukilteo, Mountlake Terrace, Bothell and Woodway.
The former Edmonds City Councilmember is hosting his official campaign kickoff Thursday at Arista Wine Cellars from 5-7 p.m.