Election 2010

More mayoral race endorsements: Earling earns Edmonds Police Association nod, Cooper gets Cascade Bicycle Club

Edmonds mayoral candidate Dave Earling on Monday announced he has received the backing of the Edmonds Police Officers Association. “I deeply appreciate the endorsement from the men and women who are among our most trusted and valued public servants. We share the same concern that City government can’t continue on its current path,” Earling said. Incumbent Mayor Mike Cooper announced on... »

Election 2010 Nov. 2 results updated Thursday

2010 election results updated Thursday The biggest news, by far, is that U.S. Senator Patty Murry was declared the winner over opponent Dino Rossi. Here are general election results for candidates representing Edmonds voters, plus initiatives and referendums, as of 7 p.m. Thursday.  For a complete list of results, visit the Snohomish County elections website or the Secretary of State website. Edmo... »

2010 election results updated Wednesday

Here are the top vote-getters from Tuesday night’s general election results for candidates representing Edmonds voters, plus initiatives and referendums, as of 7 p.m. Wednesday.  For a complete list of results, visit the Snohomish County elections website or the Secretary of State website. Edmonds only Proposition 1 (adding a $40 fee to local vehicle registration fees): Yes: 3,225 for 29 per... »

2010 election results as of Tuesday night

Here are the top vote-getters from Tuesday night’s general election results for candidates representing Edmonds voters, plus initiatives and referendums, as of 11:30 p.m.  For a complete list of results, visit the Snohomish County elections website. Edmonds only Proposition 1 (adding a $40 fee to local vehicle registration fees): Yes: 2,740 for 28.74 percent No: 6,793 for 71.26 percent U.S. ... »

Edmonds voters saying no to $40-per-year car tab fee hike

Edmonds voters on Tuesday night were soundly defeating Proposition 1, which would have added a $40-per-year, per-vehicle registration fee to pay for for street and sidewalk improvements through the city’s Transportation Benefit District. Shortly after the polls closed, the measure was trailing with only 29 percent approval, virtually ensuring that the measure would be defeated. Proposition 1 would... »

Edmonds Proposition 1 failing

Results as of 8:01 p.m. for Edmonds Proposition 1, which would add $40 to the $20 fee for vehicle registrations, to pay for Edmonds street and sidewalk projects: EDMONDS TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT Vote              Count    Percent APPROVED 2,740    28.74% REJECTED 6,793     71.26% Total            9,533     100.00% »

Remember to mail or drop off your ballot today

Today is election day, and that means your ballot needs to be in the mail and postmarked by 11:59 p.m. Or you can drop it off at the Edmonds Library at 6th and Main. Deadline  for dropoff is 8 p.m. Still deciding? Visit our Election 2010 page  for a list of state and local voter resources. And check back here after the polls close, as we will report on local election results. »

Haven’t voted yet? We have resources for Edmonds voters

If you are still making up your mind on the myriad initiatives and candidates appearing on the Nov. 2 general election ballot, My Edmonds News has some resources to help. Visit our Election 2010 page for links to the state and county voter’s guide, past stories that we’ve covered about issues and candidates and two public affairs television shows we’ve co-sponsored. We also have ... »

Election 2010: Edmonds car tab tax

Edmonds voters will be asked in November to approve a $40-per-vehicle increase in licensing fees — for a total of $60 per vehicle — to fund 37 separate city traffic safety, congestion and pedestrian improvements.  Background on this proposal can be found here. »

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Vote yes on 1107 to repeal unfair taxes on food and beverages

Vote yes on 1107 to repeal unfair taxes on food and beverages

By Kathryn Stenger Yes on 1107 Coalition As an Edmonds resident and small business owner in Snohomish County for more than 20 years, I’ve been amazed at some of the poorly written laws that have come out of Olympia. The recent tax scheme the legislature imposed on foods and beverages, however, is one of the worst.  That’s why I’m voting yes on 1107, to repeal the Legislature’s new taxes on food an... »

Election 2010: Don’t be fooled by D.C. soda lobby; vote no on 1107

Election 2010: Don’t be fooled by D.C. soda lobby; vote no on 1107

Publisher’s note: My Edmonds News sent requests to both proponents and opponents of the most visible citizen initiative campaigns, asking them to supply a written statement, if possible authored by someone from Edmonds. This piece, written by Edmonds business owner and City Councilmember Strom Peterson, is in opposition to Initiative 1107, which would remove a recently imposed sales tax on c... »

Latest ‘Coffee with Harry’ focuses on Proposition 1

By Harry Gatjens Edmonds Public Works Director Phil Williams stopped by the latest “Coffee with Harry” meeting Wednesday to discuss Proposition 1. This was neither a pro nor a con meeting, but rather an opportunity for people to sit and openly discuss the issue. I was pleased that while there were firm opinions, everyone had a civil demeanor and listened to what the others had to say. ... »

Edmonds man gets ‘up close and personal’ with the President

Edmonds man gets ‘up close and personal’ with the President

Edmonds resident Paul Anderson had an opportunity to hear President Barack Obama’s speech Thursday morning at the University of Washington and shared his “up close and personal” experience, as well as photos he took, with My Edmonds News. By Paul Anderson I was surprised by a phone call on Wednesday afternoon asking if I wanted to go to the Patty Murray rally with President Barac... »

Edmonds-Woodway’s Class of 2011 hears from local candidates

Edmonds-Woodway’s Class of 2011 hears from local candidates

Edmonds-Woodway High School history teacher Martin Louie had a simple idea for giving his students a real-world lesson in politics: invite a couple of candidates running for the state Legislature to meet with his class of seniors studying government, economics and current events. The idea snowballed into a full-blown forum involving all state 21st and 32nd District candidates, plus the 1st Congres... »

Edmonds Proposition 1 focus of Oct. 28 Chamber luncheon

Phil Williams, the City of Edmonds’ new public works director, will speak about Edmonds Proposition 1 at the Oct. 28 Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. If approved by voters in the Nov. 2 general election, Proposition 1 will add $40 to the $20 already assessed to Edonds voters when they renew their vehicle license tabs. More details on Proposition 1 can be found here. The Oct. 28 luncheon... »

Ballots have arrived in Edmonds, and we have resources

General election ballots arrived in Edmonds mailboxes Friday, and there are many choices facing voters, including six statewide ballot measures, one referendum and joint resolutions from both houses of the state Legislature, plus a local proposition. Voters will also be choosing a U.S. Senator, a Congressman, a state Senator and Representatives, a County Prosecutor and state Supreme Court Justices... »

Prop. 1 supporters to host community meeting in Edmonds Saturday

Supporters of Proposition 1, which would add $40 to the $20 fee now assessed on all vehicles registered in Edmonds to fund city  street-improvement projects, are hosting a community meeting at the Edmonds Yacht Club, 326 Admiral Way, Saturday, Oct. 16. The meeting begins at 11 a.m. For more information, visit the campaign website. »

Election 2010: Initiative 1100 ‘common sense reform’ for liquor industry

Election 2010: Initiative 1100 ‘common sense reform’ for liquor industry

By Steve Price, Arnie’s Restaurants Of all the choices on the ballot this November, the one that I believe impacts our industry the most is Initiative 1100. I-1100 repeals the state monopoly on the marketing and selling of spirits, and breaks down the more than 80-year-old laws governing liquor, beer and wine in Washington state. Today, Washington state is one of just 18 states that continue... »

Snohomish County Young Democrats vote to oppose Edmonds car tax

The Snohomish County Young Democrats Tuesday night voted unanimously to oppose Proposition 1, which would add a $40 licensing fee to the current $20 fee now charged per vehicle in Edmonds. This flat tax burdens struggling families more than wealthier ones, and has a disproportionate effect on young people and young families,” said Snohomish County Young Democrats President Randy Bolerjack. &... »

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