Edmonds City Councilmember Kristiana Johnson announced Tuesday she is running to retain her seat on the Edmonds City Council. Her campaign kickoff event will be Tuesday, April 30, from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Loft Café and Social Lounge, 515-A East Main.
“It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Edmonds since my appointment in June 2012,” Johnson said. “I will continue to support our community as a great place to live, work and play.”
Noting that she was born and raised in Edmonds, graduating from Edmonds High School, Johnson added:“ I love our community that is uniquely Edmonds. My parents, Ray and Carmen Johnson still live in the home they built in 1954, near Yost Park. So, Edmonds has always been home, even when I lived elsewhere.”
Johnson earned a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Washington State University. She noted that she brings “a wealth of experience” working in growth management and environmental and transportation planning.
She has served on the City Council’s Parks, Planning and Public Works Committee, the City Council’s Public Safety and Personnel Committee, Historic Preservation Commission, the Parking Committee, the Highway 99 Task Force, and as an alternate to the Community Transit Board.
Prior to her City Council appointment, Johnson served on the City’s Planning Board and as the Planning Board liaison to the Economic Development Commission. She was a two-term member of the Citizen Advisory Transportation Committee and was chair during the update of the Transportation Element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
“I chose April 30 for my campaign kickoff for several reasons,” Johnson said. “Not only is it the fifth Tuesday of the month, when City Council meetings are not scheduled, but it happens to be my birthday. Everyone is invited to join my campaign celebration and enjoy a slice of birthday cake.”
For further information please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Campaign contributions may be sent to the Committee to Elect Kristiana Johnson PO Box 1354, Edmonds, WA 98020.