McDermott gets up close and personal in Edmonds Friday

Congressman Jim McDermott shares a laugh with Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling at Walnut Street Coffee Friday. (Photos by Char Blankenship)


With Edmonds City Council President Strom Peterson and Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, McDermott pretends to reach into his jacket pocket for his checkbook when he asked the elected officials "what do you need?"

Recent redistricting changes have put Edmonds into a different Congressional District — the 7th — and 11-term 7th District Congressman Jim McDermott came to town Friday afternoon to get the lay of the land.

McDermott stopped by Walnut Street Coffee to meet elected officials, followed by a tour of downtown small businesses and a question-and-answer session at the Edmonds Senior Center.

A roundtable discussion, clockwise from left, with Bob Rinehart of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, Snohomish County Councilmember Stephanie Wright, Peterson, Fraley-Monillas, former Edmonds Councilmember Ron Wambolt and Earling.

McDermott is running for re-election to his 12th Congressional term in November. Although Edmonds –now in the 1st District — will officially become part of the 7th District on Jan. 4, 2013, McDermott’s name will appear on the ballot of Edmonds voters in November. Current 1st District Congressman Jay Inslee is running for governor.

One Reply to “McDermott gets up close and personal in Edmonds Friday”

  1. I am sorry I missed out on the meet and greet. Jim has been wonderful in reaching out to get to know Edmonds, it’s elected officials, and citizens.


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