Snohomish County Councilmember Stephanie Wright was joined by friends, campaign supporters and a number of local dignitaries at her official campaign kick-off party for District 3, which includes Edmonds, at the Edmonds Senior Center Monday night.
Those in attendance and speaking at the event were Sheriff John Lovick, Lynnwood Council President Mark Smith, Edmonds Council President Strom Peterson, and Edmonds Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas. All have endorsed Wright to keep her seat and shared their personal experiences working with her on the County Council in partnership with their offices and jurisdictions.
“It’s an honor and privilege to serve on the County Council and a responsibility I take seriously,” Wright said in her speech. “I’ve lived here in Snohomish County my entire life and it’s a place I treasure very much. It’s filled with good people and beautiful places. These are people I consider family and places I’ve always called home.”
Wright has served on the County Council since August 2010, when councilmembers appointed her to fill the seat vacated when Mike Cooper was appointed mayor of Edmonds. Wright has received endorsements from Congressmen Jay Inslee and Rick Larsen, County Executive Aaron Reardon, Sheriff John Lovick, Councilmembers Dave Somers and Brian Sullivan and former Edmonds Mayor Gary Haakenson, plus the Washington Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club, the FD1/Edmonds/Lynnwood Fire Fighter Locals, and the county employees union AFSCME.