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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... »

Edmonds resident to serve as delegate for Democratic National Convention

By Lily Jaquith Western Washington University communications intern Edmonds resident Mario Brown is headed to Charlotte, N.C. in a few weeks. Brown will be the only delegate from Edmonds at the Democratic National Convention Sept. 4-6. A delegate’s purpose at the convention is to nominate the candidate who will run in the presidential election. Brown has been involved in politics since he was 10 y... »

Councilmember reacts to message: ‘A sad day in Edmonds politics’

Councilmember Diane Buckshnis has no problem with people expressing their opinion about the work she is doing on the Edmonds City Council. She just wishes they would tell her in person instead of writing profanity on her husband’s vehicle or leaving dog feces on her street. Buckshnis reported that she was doing her usual morning gardening at her Edmonds home Tuesday: collecting cut flowers f... »

Edmonds-area primary election results

Here are the results of local primary races, reported as of 8 p.m. Tuesday night: 21st DIST REP POS 1 131/131 100.00% Vote Count Percent Mary Helen Roberts (Prefers Democratic Party) 9,753 96.75% Write-In 328 3.25% Total 10,081 100.00% 21st DIST REP POS 2 131/131 100.00% Vote Count Percent Marko Liias (Prefers Democratic Party) 9,252 94.88% Write-In 499 5.12% Total 9,751 100.00% 32nd DIST REP POS ... »

McKenna lauds ‘high touch’ approach as he sends doorbellers into Edmonds neighborhoods Sunday

Washington State gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna and Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling both believe in the value of doorbelling to win an election. (Earling personally doorbelled 7,000 homes prior to winning the city’s mayoral race last November.) So it seemed only fitting that Earling was there at Edmonds’ Marina Beach Park Sunday morning to introduce McKenna to a dozen volunteers before... »

McDermott visits Edmonds, predicts U.S. Supreme Court will uphold Affordable Care Act

For 24 years, Congressman Jim McDermott has been representing voters in the heavily Democratic, Seattle-dominated 7th District — and winning re-election handily along the way. But redistricting has put McDermott in some new territory: 30 percent of the voters he will represent if he is re-elected this fall are new to the 7th District, including those in Edmonds and Woodway. So on Saturday mo... »

Reminder: Congressman McDermott to appear with Rick Steves in Edmonds Saturday

Congressman Jim McDermott will be in Edmonds Saturday, June 16 at 11 a.m. for a question-and-answer session at the Edmonds Theater with travel writer and Edmonds resident Rick Steves. Edmonds and Woodway are now part of the 7th Congressional District, where McDermott is running for re-election. All of Washington’s Congressional Districts have been redrawn by the Washington State Redistrictin... »

Q&A with Congressman Jim McDermott’s primary opponent, Andrew Hughes

You might think running against 11-term Congressman Jim McDermott in the Democratic primary would be intimidating, but tax attorney Andrew Hughes has a strategy: doorbelling and phone calls, and lots of both. Hughes notes that due to redistricting, 37 percent of the 7th Congressional District is new — including Edmonds, which used to be in the 1st Congressional District — “and th... »

McDermott to appear with Rick Steves in Edmonds Saturday

Congressman Jim McDermott will be in Edmonds Saturday, June 16 for a question-and-answer session at the Edmonds Theater with Rick Steves. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 11 a.m. According to a McDermott spokeswoman, the event will offer a chance for Edmonds residents to learn more about Edmonds joining the 7th Congressional District due to redistricting changes that occu... »

Saturday’s Republican Caucuses: What you need to know

Saturday’s Republican Caucuses: What you need to know

Saturday is caucus day for Washington State Republicans, a non-binding straw poll that will provide the winning candidate with bragging rights heading into the March 6 Super Tuesday event, in which 10 states hold primaries or caucuses. If you are a registered voter living in Edmonds and are interested in attending one of the caucuses, you can find your location — based on your state legislat... »

Edmonds would become part of 7th Congressional District under redistricting plan

Edmonds would become part of the 7th Congressional District under an agreement announced Wednesday by Washington state’s bipartisan redistricting commission.  The 7th District, currently seen as the state’s most liberal, is represented by long-time Democratic Congressman Jim McDermott of Seattle. According to our online news partner The Seattle Times, the 1st Congressional District, be... »

National Women’s Political Caucus honors Wellington, Fraser as Heroines of 2011

National Women’s Political Caucus honors Wellington, Fraser as Heroines of 2011

The National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington (NWPC-WA) has honored two Edmonds women for their work on local political campaigns. Evelyn Wellington and Beth Fraser were honored Dec. 11 as Heroines of 2011 for their efforts to ensure that women win campaigns and are represented equally in political leadership roles, said NWPC-WA President Linda Mitchell. “They make phone calls; t... »

Councilmember Diane Buckshnis campaign fundraiser July 11

Edmonds City Councilmember Diane Buckshnis will hold a campaign fundraiser on Monday, July 11 from 5-8 p.m. at the home of Betty and Brian Larman, 801 Walnut St., Edmonds. RSVPs requested at votediane@comcast.net. »

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