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Whelpley throws support to Peterson in 21st District House race

Whelpley throws support to Peterson in 21st District House race

Democrat Scott Whelpley, who finished third in Tuesday’s primary behind Republican Allen McPheeters and Democrat Strom Peterson, issued a statement on Thursday supporting Peterson. “I am grateful to the voters of the 21st District who supported my campaign.” said Whelpley. “We ran a tough, positive campaign, and met lots of voters who want to see real solutions for the challenges the middle class ... »

Snohomish County Executive Lovick addresses noon Rotary meeting

Snohomish County Executive Lovick addresses noon Rotary meeting

Snohomish County Executive John Lovick spoke at the regular meeting of The Noon Rotary Club of Edmonds on Tuesday, Aug 5. “His message emphasized the loving compassion that people have when responding to disasters ranging from the Mount St. Helens eruption to the recent Oso landslide,” said Rotary member Carol Kinney. “A $5 donation by a school boy prompted many gifts for the sur... »

Initial primary election results: Edmonds residents Strom Peterson, Jeff Scherrer appear headed for general election ballot

Initial primary election results: Edmonds residents Strom Peterson, Jeff Scherrer appear headed for general election ballot

Edmonds residents Strom Peterson and Jeff Scherrer, both running to represent the 21st District but in different positions, appeared to be heading for a spot on the November general election ballot. District 21 covers portions of southwest Snohomish County and includes Mukilteo, portions of Edmonds and Everett and areas north of Lynnwood. In initial returns Tuesday night, Peterson received 3,748 v... »

Remember to mail your primary election ballot — deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 5

Remember to mail your primary election ballot — deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 5

A reminder to all registered voters that the deadline to vote in the primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 5. The primary includes a range of important races, from Congress to Snohomish County Executive to the state Legislature. All ballots must be postmarked Aug. 5 or turned in to a ballot drop-off location no later than 8 p.m. Local drop-box locations include 650 Main St, near the Edmonds Library, a... »

Judge Goodwin launches re-election campaign for Snohomish District Court

Judge Goodwin launches re-election campaign for Snohomish District Court

Surrounded by supporters at the Loft Cafe and Social Lounge, Jeffrey Goodwin Wednesday night kicked off his re-election campaign for Snohomish County District Court. “I am the person to do this because I have a passion for what I’m doing,” said Goodwin, a 10-year Snohomish County District Court veteran, who is being challenged by Brett Nagel in the general election. From small cl... »

Whelpley endorsed by majority of Mukilteo City Council members for 21st District House seat

Whelpley endorsed by majority of Mukilteo City Council members for 21st District House seat

Five members of the Mukilteo City Council endorsed Scott Whelpley for the Washington State House in the 21st District on July 25. . Mukilteo City Council President Randy Lord and Councilmembers Christine Cook, Steve Schmalz, Emily Vanderwielen, and Ted Wheeler endorsed Whelpley. They join former Mukilteo mayors Joe Marine and Don Doran in supporting fellow Mukilteo resident Whelpley . “Our public ... »

Goodwin to kick off re-election campaign for Snohomish County District Court at Loft Wednesday

Goodwin to kick off re-election campaign for Snohomish County District Court at Loft Wednesday

Supporters of Judge Jeffrey Goodwin announced that they will be hosting a campaign kick-off for his re-election campaign to Snohomish County District Court from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at the Loft Cafe and Social Lounge, 515 Main St., in downtown Edmonds. Goodwin, a 10-year Snohomish County District Court veteran, is being challenged by Brett Nagel. Snohomish County District Court’... »

Election 2014: Candidate Q&A — U.S. Rep. District 7

Election 2014: Candidate Q&A — U.S. Rep. District 7

Editor’s note: This is an installment in a series of questions and answers with candidates who will appear on the Aug. 5 primary election ballot. Scott Sutherland 206-853-8662 ScottSutherlandRep7@hotmail.com Prefers: Republican Party The candidate did not respond to the questionnaire; all information is taken from the Snohomish County Local Voters’ Pamphlet. Elected Experience: None Other Professi... »

Election 2014: Candidate Q&A — State Rep. District 21, Pos. 1

Election 2014: Candidate Q&A — State Rep. District 21, Pos. 1

Editor’s note: This is an installment in a series of questions and answers with candidates who will appear on the Aug. 5 primary election ballot. Updated July 25 with additional information.   Scott V. Whelpley 425-563‐3004 scottvwhelp@gmail.com Prefers: Democratic Party Background: I served for 20 years in the Navy as an aviator, served five tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and retired as a Li... »

Election 2014: Candidate Q&A — State Senator District 32

Election 2014: Candidate Q&A — State Senator District 32

Editor’s note: This is an installment in a series of questions and answers with candidates who appear on the Aug. 5 primary election ballot.   Maralyn Chase 425-312‐3056 maralyn@maralynchase.com  Prefers: Democratic Party Background: I was first appointed to the House of Representatives in 2002, I served in the House until 2010 and then moved to the Washington State Senate.   I earned a BA an... »

Election 2014: Candidate Q&A — State Rep. District 21, Pos. 2

Election 2014: Candidate Q&A — State Rep. District 21, Pos. 2

Editor’s note: This is an installment in a series of questions and answers with candidates who appear on the Aug. 5 primary election ballot. Ed Wegner 425-670‐9079 edwegner99@hotmail.com Prefers: Independent Party The candidate did not respond to the questionnaire; all information is taken from the Snohomish County Local Voters’ Pamphlet. Elected Experience: None. I am not connected with any polit... »

Election 2014: Candidate Q&A — Snohomish County Executive

Election 2014: Candidate Q&A — Snohomish County Executive

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of questions and answers  with candidates who will appear on the Aug. 5 primary election ballot. James Robert Deal PO Box 2276 Lynnwood, WA  98036 425-771‐1110 james@jamesdeal.com Prefers: Democratic Party YouTube Video: http://jamesrobertdeal.org/videos/ The candidate did not respond with direct answers to the questionnaire. Instead he submitted the fo... »

Chase disappointed with outcome of 2014 Legislative session

Chase disappointed with outcome of 2014 Legislative session

Following the adjournment of the 63rd Washington State Legislature’s 60-day session last week, 32nd District Senator Maralyn Chase reported her take on the work completed in Olympia to a solemn gathering of constituents at the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center on Saturday. Chase spoke primarily about state education spending and taxes at the two-hour town hall meeting. Chase expressed disa... »

Senator Chase to hold town hall meeting Saturday, March 15

Senator Chase to hold town hall meeting Saturday, March 15

Maralyn Chase State Senator Maralyn Chase of the 32nd Legislative District will be hosting a town hall meeting on Saturday, March 15, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center at Ballinger Park, 23000 Lakeview Dr. The community meeting comes just two days following the close of the 2014 Washington State legislative session in Olympia. The event will include an update of legi... »

Edmonds City Councilmember Strom Peterson announces run for state Legislature

Edmonds City Councilmember Strom Peterson announces run for state Legislature

Two-term Edmonds City Councilmember Strom Peterson announced Wednesday that he is running for the Washington State House of Representatives. Peterson, a Democrat, will seek to replace Rep. Mary Helen Roberts, who is retiring at the end of the year. Citing his reputation as a champion for environmental protection, public safety and preserving Edmonds quality of life, Peterson said he would like to ... »

Mukilteo Democrat to seek 21st District House seat

Mukilteo Democrat to seek 21st District House seat

Scott Whelpley with children Brooke and Calvin. Scott Whelpley, a 47-year-old former Naval aviator and 20-year military veteran, announced Tuesday that he will seek the 21st Legislative District House seat vacated by retiring Rep. Mary Helen Roberts. Whelpley earned his Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts in social psychology from California S... »

State Rep. Mary Helen Roberts announces she won’t seek re-election

State Rep. Mary Helen Roberts announces she won’t seek re-election

Rep. Mary Helen Roberts has announced that she will not seek re-election to the Washington State House of Representatives. The Lynnwood Democrat, who is on her fifth term in the Washington Legislature, made the announcement during a series of town hall meetings last weekend. Here’s an excerpt of a news release from her office: “While the 21st District is diverse in many ways, our families sh... »

Campaign kickoff for Fraley-Monillas Monday night

Campaign kickoff for Fraley-Monillas Monday night

Congressman Jim McDermott will be the featured speaker at the Monday, July 15 kickoff for Edmonds City Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas’ campaign for re-election to Position 3. The event will run from 6-8 p.m. at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. In addition to McDermott, other guests will include State Reps. Ruth Kagi, Mary Helen Robers and Cindy Ryu; newly appointed Snohom... »

Campaign kickoff for Ron Wambolt set for May 9

Campaign kickoff for Ron Wambolt set for May 9

Ron Wambolt, who is running to unseat incumbent Adrienne Fraley-Monillas for Edmonds City Council position 3, will hold his campaign kickoff event from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at the Edmonds Conference Center, Chrysanthemum Hall, 201 Fourth Ave. N. Among those expected to attend are Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling and former Edmonds Mayor Gary Haakenson. Appetizers will be provided by The Cheesemon... »

Kristiana Johnson launches campaign to retain Edmonds City Council seat

Kristiana Johnson launches campaign to retain Edmonds City Council seat

Edmonds City Councilmember Kristiana Johnson announced Tuesday she is running to retain her seat on the Edmonds City Council. Her campaign kickoff event will be Tuesday, April 30, from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Loft Café and Social Lounge, 515-A East Main. “It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Edmonds since my appointment in June 2012,” Johnson said. “I will continue to support our c... »

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