Former Edmonds School Board member Susan Paine announced Monday that she is running for Position 6 on the Edmonds City Council.
Current Edmonds School Board President Diana White also announced she is seeking the position.
Paine, who served as an Edmonds School Board director from 2005-2011, said she brings over 30 years of municipal and nonprofit experience to the city council. She also ran for the Edmonds Port Commission in 2017.
Position 6 is currently held by Councilmember Thomas Mesaros, who is retiring.
“I believe that Edmonds, with its natural beauty and amenities,
brings joy to its residents and visitors alike,” Paine said in her announcement. “There is no time more crucial than now to define the future of Edmonds’ development, and I am ready to work with the community to decide our path forward.
Paine did her undergraduate studies at the University of
Washington, and later received a Master’s Degree in Public
Administration from Seattle University. She is retired from the City of Seattle, where she worked on regulatory and land use issues
A lifelong Puget Sound resident, Paine moved to Edmonds with her family in 2002. She has served on the Edmonds Park Advisory Planning Board and the Edmonds Tree Board. She is also a founding Member of Sustainable Edmonds, a local non-profit that provides environmental education to the public and community development projects.
Paine has been endorsed by Edmonds City Councilmember President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, Edmonds City Councilmember Kristiana Johnson, Edmonds School Board
Director Carin Chase, former Edmonds City Councilmember Joan Bloom, and former Washington State Senator Maralyn Chase.