Election 2012

Latest vote count for Edmonds-area elections

With Friday’s ballot count. 21st DIST REP POS 1 131/131 100.00% Vote Count Percent Mary Helen Roberts    (Prefers Democratic Party) 37,033 96.88% Write-In 1,191 3.12% Total 38,224 100.00% 21st DIST REP POS 2 131/131 100.00% Vote Count Percent Marko Liias    (Prefers Democratic Party) 28,356 60.15% Kevin Morrison    (Prefers Republican Party) 18,707 39.68% Write-In 79 0.17% Total 47,142 100.0... »

Edmonds-area election round-up for Wednesday

Updated Thursday morning to include PUD Commissioner’s race. Edmonds-area election results as released by the Snohomish County elections office at 4:34 p.m. Wednesday: U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DIST 7 58/58 100.00% Vote Count Percent Jim McDermott    (Prefers Democratic Party) 11,472 62.59% Ron Bemis    (Prefers Republican Party) 6,830 37.26% Write-In 27 0.15% Total 18,329 100.00% U.S. REPRESENTAT... »

Edmonds-area election results from Tuesday

Edmonds-area election results, as of 10:21 p.m. Tuesday U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DIST 7 58/58 100.00% Vote Count Percent Jim McDermott    (Prefers Democratic Party) 10,053 62.58% Ron Bemis    (Prefers Republican Party) 5,989 37.28% Write-In 22 0.14% Total 16,064 100.00%   U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DIST 1 (Short Term) 378/378 100.00% Vote Count Percent John Koster    (Prefers Republican Party) 41,848 41.... »

Election 2012: Marijuana legalization initiative passing so far

Washington appears ready to become one of the first states in the country to legalize recreational use of marijuana, our online news partner The Seattle Times reports Tuesday night. Initiative 502 led 56 percent to 44 percent in initial vote counts, with overwhelming support in King County, and was passing in other urban Puget Sound counties Pierce, Spokane and other counties, the Times reported a... »

My Edmonds News Quick Poll: Initiative 1240

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Shoreline CC to present two more forums on Presidential politics, this Wednesday

How Immigration Policy and U.S. Trade affect Presidential politics is the topic of two separate Shoreline Community College seminars — one at lunchtime and one in the evening — at Shoreline Community College this Wednesday, Oct. 24. From 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Shoreline CC History Professor Amy Kinsel will explore whether immigration policy is a domestic issue or foreign policy issue. ... »

Living Voters Guide: An online forum for Washington state’s ballot measures

By Diane Douglas Executive Director of Seattle CityClub With a heart full of excitement and appreciation, I’m writing to introduce you to Living Voters Guide (LVG). Unlike other voters guides that are generated by government, newspapers or advocacy organizations, LVG is citizen-generated. Participants submit pros and cons on ballot measures to share their perspectives with others. It’s a venue for... »

My Edmonds News Quick Poll: Initiative 502

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Citizen Harry commentary: Why I am dismayed by politicians

Citizen Harry commentary: Why I am dismayed by politicians

By “Citizen Harry” Gatjens I try to keep informed and listen to politicians when they debate and make statements. The problem is, most of them are always on the attack of their opponent and spend far more effort on that then on what is good about themselves. Check out this recent exchange during the vice presidential debates. The two candidates are told that a veteran is dismayed about... »

U.S.-Europe Economic Relations topic of Wednesday SCC seminar

Shoreline Community College Professor Robert Francis will speak on U.S.-Europe Economic Relations Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m., part of the symposium, America & the World in a Presidential Election Year, organized by the International Education, Global Affairs Center. The center’s executive director is Larry Fuell of Edmonds. Francis will explore whether relations with Europe important, ... »

My Edmonds News Quick Poll: Initiative 74

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Today is last day to register to vote in November general election

Today, Monday, is the last day to register to vote (and update your address) in Washington state and vote in the upcoming general election. You can register online here. »

Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum Part 2 video: The candidates

Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum Part 2 video: The candidates

Here is part two of the Oct. 1, 2012 Edmonds Chamber of Commerce-sponsored candidates and issues forum, featuring presentations and rebuttals involving candidates from the 7th Congressional District as well as the 21st and 32nd Washington State Legislative districts. Part one, which focuses on those speaking for and against ballot measures, is available for viewing here. The full program is also a... »

Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum Part 1 video now online: The issues

Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum Part 1 video now online: The issues

Now available for viewing online: part one of the 2012 Edmonds Chamber of Commerce-sponsored candidates and issues forum held earlier this week. The video available above is the first segment, which focuses on those speaking for and against the ballot measures included in the Oct. 1 forum. To come shortly is part two, which will include presentations and rebuttals involving candidates from the 7th... »

Edmonds Chamber Candidates Forum part 2: Challengers, incumbents have their say

As expected, every challenger appearing at Monday night’s Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Candidate’s Forum promised that they would do a better job than the incumbent in solving the many problems facing local, state and federal governments. What follows is the second part of our summary on the Chamber’s annual forum featuring Washington State Legislative and Congressional candidates... »

Edmonds Chamber presents issues, candidates to voters

Local candidates for Washington State Legislature and Congress as well as spokespeople for several key ballot initiatives gathered in the Edmonds City Council Chambers Monday night for what has become an annual Chamber tradition: a forum for candidates to express their views and have an opportunity to rebut their opponents. We are providing a summary of the issues here and will present the candida... »

Forum on marriage equality at Edmonds CC Tuesday

The Sno-Isle Libraries’ Issues That Matter series is presenting a forum on Referendum 74, which would legalize marriage for same-sex couples, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Edmonds Community College Black Box Theatre, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. The forum will include a panel discussion exploring the pros and cons of Referendum 74 to ratify or reject Senate Bill 6239, which passed th... »

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... »

Liias launches re-election campaign Thursday night

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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... »

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