Recent redistricting changes have put Edmonds into a different Congressional District — the 7th — and 11-term 7th District Congressman Jim McDermott came to town Friday afternoon to get the lay of the land.
McDermott stopped by Walnut Street Coffee to meet elected officials, followed by a tour of downtown small businesses and a question-and-answer session at the Edmonds Senior Center.
McDermott is running for re-election to his 12th Congressional term in November. Although Edmonds –now in the 1st District — will officially become part of the 7th District on Jan. 4, 2013, McDermott’s name will appear on the ballot of Edmonds voters in November. Current 1st District Congressman Jay Inslee is running for governor.