Election 2014

McPheeters concedes, congratulates Strom Peterson on election victory

Allen McPheeters, Edmonds City Councilmember Strom Peterson’s opponent in the race for the 21st Legislative District, conceded the race to Peterson Thursday and congratulated him on his victory. “While Strom and I disagree on… well, nearly every issue that we ever discussed, it was a pleasure sharing a stage with him during so many candidate forums. I wish him and his wife, Maria Montalvo, w... »

Election 2014: Peterson ahead in race for state Legislature; Scherrer trailing Ortiz-Self

Election 2014: Peterson ahead in race for state Legislature; Scherrer trailing Ortiz-Self

Early returns for the 2014 general election show Edmonds City Councilmember Strom Peterson comfortably ahead in his bid to represent the 21st District for the Position 1 in the state Legislature, and Edmonds resident Jeff Scherrer trailing Lillian Ortiz-Self in the 21st District Position 2 race. In the 32nd District, Lake Ballinger neighborhood resident Alvin Rutledge was also losing to his oppone... »

New on My Edmonds News TV: Forum on Initiative 594 regarding background checks for gun owners

New on My Edmonds News TV: Forum on Initiative 594 regarding background checks for gun owners

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Happening nearby: Forum on gun initiatives Sunday at Richmond Beach Congregational Church

Our friends at Shoreline Area News report that a forum on the two statewide gun initiatives on the November ballot is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 19 at Richmond Beach Congregational Church. Proponents and opponents of expanded background checks will debate the initiatives Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in Pilgrim Hall in the basement of the church at the corner of Northwest Richmond Beach Road and 15th Avenu... »

Nov. 4 general election ballots are in the mail

Nov. 4 general election ballots are in the mail

Here’s a reminder that the Nov. 4, 2014 General Election is a countywide election for all eligible voters. Ballots were mailed Oct. 16. Voters’ pamphlets have also been mailed, one per household. Voters who have not received their ballot by Wednesday, Oct. 22 should contact the Snohomish County  elections division at 425-388-3444. Return your ballot through a ballot drop box or through the m... »

Edmonds Community College sponsoring candidate forums Oct. 16 and 23

Edmonds Community College sponsoring candidate forums Oct. 16 and 23

Candidates for the Washington State House of Representatives races in the 21st and 32nd legislative districts will appear at a question-and-answer forum 7 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 16. Also, candidates for U.S. House of Representatives races in the 2nd and 7th congressional districts will appear at a question-and-answer forum 7 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 23. Both events will be at Edmonds Community College’s Bla... »

No surprises at Chamber candidates forum as office seekers stay close to party lines

No surprises at Chamber candidates forum as office seekers stay close to party lines

Updated to attribute quote on ferry funding to candidate Alllen McPheeters. Candidates for federal, state and local office in the upcoming elections met on Monday night in the Edmonds City Council Chambers to participate in a candidate’s forum sponsored by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. Present were US 7th District Congressional Rep. Jim McDermott (D) and challenger Craig Keller, and Snoho... »

Reminder: Edmonds Chamber of Commerce sponsoring candidates forum Monday, Oct. 6

Reminder: Edmonds Chamber of Commerce sponsoring candidates forum Monday, Oct. 6

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce will present its 12th annual Candidates Forum on Monday, Oct. 6 from 7-9 p.m. at Edmonds City Council Chambers in the Public Safety Complex (located at 250 5th Avenue North in downtown Edmonds). Doors open at 6 p.m. for the public to mingle with candidates and enjoy refreshments. The Economic Development Committee (EDC) of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce presents th... »

You can register to vote at Edmonds Library Tuesday, Sept. 23

You can register to vote at Edmonds Library Tuesday, Sept. 23

Tuesday, Sept. 23 is Voter Registration Day. Have you just turned 18? Have you recently had a change of address? Are you a new resident of Washington? Members of the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County will be at tables in local libraries at the following times to help with voter registration: Edmonds Library, 650 Main St., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W., from 1... »

New on My Edmonds News TV: 21st District candidates forum

New on My Edmonds News TV: 21st District candidates forum

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State office hopefuls address upcoming election issues at 21st District candidate forum

State office hopefuls address upcoming election issues at 21st District candidate forum

The six candidates who will face off in November to represent Washington’s 21st legislative district came together in a public forum on Tuesday evening to answer questions and state their positions on a range of issues. Held at Edmonds United Methodist Church and sponsored by the Faith Action Network, topics ranged from balancing the budget to homelessness to taxation and the perennial issue... »

Reminder: 21st District candidates to appear at Sept. 16 forum in Edmonds

Reminder: 21st District candidates to appear at Sept. 16 forum in Edmonds

The Faith Action Network, a statewide interfaith public policy organization, is sponsoring a community-wide Candidate Forum for legislative candidates in the 21st Legislative District on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The Forum will be hosted by Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers in Edmonds. All six candidates for the Legislature in the 21st District – the top two vote-getters in the August primary ... »

Snohomish County Executive John Lovick to speak at Edmonds Kiwanis meeting Sept. 2

Snohomish County Executive John Lovick to speak at Edmonds Kiwanis meeting Sept. 2

The Kiwanis Club of Edmonds will host Snohomish County Executive John Lovick at its noon meeting Tuesday, Sept. 2 at the Pancake Haus, 530 5th Ave. S. in Edmonds. Lovick is running for election to the County Executive post he was appointed to following Aaron Reardon’s resignation in 2013. He served in the State Legislature and also spent 31 years as a Washington State Trooper. More recently,... »

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 ... »

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... »

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