Politics

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... »

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... »

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