Anderson says he’s no longer running for Edmonds City Council

Paul Anderson

Long-time Edmonds resident Paul Anderson announced Tuesday that he is no longer running for the Edmonds City Council.

Anderson had initially announced in January that he was planning to run. At first he said he would be vying for Position 6,  currently held by Steve Bernheim, but recently indicated he was going to wait a while before deciding on a position. Anderson, a retired carpenter, said that his current job as a school bus driver — with an often unpredictable schedule — would interfere with his council duties.

“The people of Edmonds deserve someone who has the time to devote to this important position,” Anderson said. “I have talked it over with people involved with the city government, past and present, who I respect and some of my strongest supporters and we have all come to the same conclusion.”

Anderson said he is leaving his options open “for a run in two years.”


  1. Thank you, Paul, for not seeking a position you really don’t have the time to fully do. I hope that other council candidates go thru an analysis of their situations like you have done. As you have obviously concluded, there’s much more to being a city council member than just going to council meetings.

  2. I’m sorry to hear you won’t be running. That leaves three uncontested Council positions. Seeking those are DJ Wilson, Diane Buckshnis and Frank Yamamoto. Lora Petso will be running against Darlene Stern for the remaining position.

    Given this flood of candidates, obviously the city is offering way too high a salary for Councilmembers 🙂

  3. Just noticed that Teresa added a very informative Election Watch 2011 to top of the main page of this site with all of the above info. Unopposed incumbents in a lot of races.

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