Some surprises as candidates line up to file for local office

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    Updated May 20 with new filing in Edmonds School Board race, and stating incumbents in South County Fire race.

    Perhaps the most suprising development as the candidate filing closed for local municipal and school board offices Friday afternoon was the entry of a fourth candidate for City of Edmonds Mayor — Councilmember Kristiana Johnson.

    Johnson joins a now-crowded field that includes fellow councilmembers Neil Tibbott and Mike Nelson, plus City of Edmonds Planner Brad Shipley.

    The accompanying charts complied from the latest data on the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) website and the Snohomish County Elections and Voter Registration site show the local races fleshing out with numerous changes from our initial report published last week.

    Several new candidates have filed in the various races. In addition to the Edmonds mayoral race, several positions on the Lynnwood City Council and Edmonds School Board have multiple candidates, meaning there will be an August primary battle to decide which two will advance to November.

    In Mountlake Terrace, previously announced city council candidate Crystal Gamon will face challenger Erin Murray for the Position 7 seat being vacated by Seaun Richards, who is not seeking re-election. The other incumbent councilmembers — Laura Sonmore, Bryan Wahl and Steve Woodard — are running unopposed.

    For Edmonds School Board, four people are vying to fill the District 5 director seat being vacated by Diana White, who is not seeking re-election and is now running for Edmonds City Council. They are Casey Auve, Lisa Hunnewill, Nancy Katims and Rina Maile Redrup. And four newcomers are challenging incumbent Gary Noble for his District 3 seat: Jennifer Call, Rory Graves, Bol Lindgren and Mary Schultz. Edmonds resident Alvin Rutledge, who makes it his mission to run against unopposed candidates, filed late Friday afternoon to oppose District 1 Director Carin Chase.

    Along with covering the candidates and the issues throughout the upcoming campaign, My Edmonds NewsLynnwood Today and MLT News will give our readers the opportunity to “follow the money” by providing regular updates from the PDC detailing campaign financials: how much is being contributed to each campaign and by whom, how much is being spent, and how much debt is being accumulated.

    As the charts below show, several candidates in the more hotly contested races are already engaged in active campaigning and fundraising, particularly in Edmonds, where at least three candidates have already amassed five-figure war chests.

    Incumbents indicated by (I).

    Edmonds City Council and Mayor campaign financials as of 05-17-2019
    Name Office Raised Spent Debt Contributors, spending details, etc.
    BUCKSHNIS, DIANE M. (I) CITY COUNCIL POS 4 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
    CRANK, ALICIA CITY COUNCIL POS 5 $4400.00 $1549.89 $157.00 Click for Details
    JOHNSON, LAURA A. CITY COUNCIL POS 7 $4914.92 $1105.38 $3908.02 Click for Details
    JOHNSON, KRISTIANA MAYOR Financials Unavailable
    MONROE, NATHAN C. CITY COUNCIL POS 7 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
    NAND, JENNA N. CITY COUNCIL POS 4 $2918.94 $557.39 $0.00 Click for Details
    NELSON, MICHAEL J. MAYOR $23,439.68 $9654.94 $0.00 Click for Details
    OLSON, VIVIAN A. CITY COUNCIL POS 5 $11,211.39 $5966.20 $0.00 Click for Details
    PAINE, SUSAN M. CITY COUNCIL POS 6 $1171.78 $336.98 $2544.20 Click for Details
    SHIPLEY, BRAD M. MAYOR $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
    TIBBOTT, NEIL D. MAYOR $10,495.00 $1051.33 $0.00 Click for Details
    WHITE, DIANA K. CITY COUNCIL POS 6 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details

     

    Lynnwood City Council campaign financials as of 05-17-2019
    Name Office Raised Spent Debt Contributors, spending details, etc.
    ALTAMIRANO-CROSBY, JULIETA CITY COUNCIL POS 5 Financials unavailable
    AMOUZEGAR, ASHKAN CITY COUNCIL POS 4 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
    AUBUCHON, VAN D. CITY COUNCIL POS 7 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
    BOUCSIEGUEZ, DIODATO A. CITY COUNCIL POS 4 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
    COELNO, NICK CITY COUNCIL POS 6 Financials unavailable
    GOODWIN, BENJAMIN K. (I) CITY COUNCIL POS 5 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
    GRAZIANI, ROSAMARIA CITY COUNCIL POS 5 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
    HURST, GEORGE (I) CITY COUNCIL POS 6 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
    LASHGARI, NAZ CITY COUNCIL POS 4 Financials unavailable
    MAE, MAGGIE CITY COUNCIL POS 7 Financials unavailable
    RUTHERFORD, JAMES CITY COUNCIL POS 4 Financials unavailable
    SCHIRLE, DAVID CITY COUNCIL POS 5 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
    SESSIONS, SHANNON L. (I) CITY COUNCIL POS 7 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
    SMITH, JIM CITY COUNCIL POS 4
    SUTTON, SHIRLEY (I) CITY COUNCIL POS 4 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details

     

    Mountlake Terrace City Council campaign financials as of 05-17-2019
    Name Office Raised Spent Debt Contributors, spending details, etc.
    GAMON, CRYSTAL CITY COUNCIL POS 7 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
    MURRAY, ERIN CITY COUNCIL POS 7 Financials unavailable
    SONMORE, LAURA (I) CITY COUNCIL POS 6 Financials unavailable
    WOODARD, STEVEN P. (I) CITY COUNCIL POS 2 Financials unavailable
    WAHL, BRYAN (I) CITY COUNCIL POS 5 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details

     

    Port of Edmonds campaign financials as of 05-17-2019
    Name Office Raised Spent Debt Contributors, spending details, etc.
    ORVIS, JAMES W. (I) COMMISSIONER POS 4 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
    PRESTON, DAVID E (I) COMMISSIONER POS 2 $2,270.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details

     

    Edmonds School Dist campaign financials as of 05-17-2019
    Name Office Raised Spent Debt Contributors, spending details, etc.
    AUVE, D.P. III (CASEY) DIRECTOR DIST 5 Financials unavailable
    CALL, JENNIFER DIRECTOR DIST 3 Financials unavailable
    CHASE, CARIN (I) DIRECTOR DIST 1 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
    GRAVES, RORY DIRECTOR DIST 3 Financials unavailable
    HUNNEWILL, LISA DIRECTOR DIST 5 Financials unavailable
    KATIMS, NANCY K. DIRECTOR DIST 5 $1956.19 $231.46 $0.00 Click for Details
    LINDGREN, BOE DIRECTOR DIST 3 Financials unavailable
    NOBLE, GARY DIRECTOR DIST 3 Financials unavailable
    REDRUP, RINA MAILE DIRECTOR DIST 5 Financials unavailable
    RUTLEDGE, ALVIN JR. DIRECTOR DIST 1 Financials unavailable
    SCHULTZ, MARY DIRECTOR DIST 3 Financials unavailable

     

    South SnoCo Fire candidate financials as of 05-17-2019
    Name Office Raised Spent Debt Contributors, spending details, etc.
    GOODWIN, BENJAMIN (I) COMMISSIONER DIST 1 Financials unavailable
    HIKEL, TED COMMISSIONER DIST 1 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
    TEOFILAK, CHRIS COMMISSIONER DIST 1 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
    GULLICKSON, NICHOLAS COMMISSIONER DIST 2 Financials unavailable
    URBAN, GREG COMMISSIONER DIST 2 Financials unavailable
    ENGELHARD, ANDREW C. COMMISSIONER DIST 3 Financials unavailable
    LAURENCE, MARK COMMISSIONER DIST 3 Financials unavailable
    CHAN, DAVID F. (I) COMMISSIONER DIST 4 Financials unavailable
    CHIFALO, BRET COMMISSIONER DIST 4 Financials unavailable
    DONAGHY, BRANDY COMMISSIONER DIST 5 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
    KENNY, JIM (I) COMMISSIONER DIST 5 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details

    — By Larry Vogel

     

    7 Replies to “Some surprises as candidates line up to file for local office”

    1. The details link worked fine for me. Thank’s, MEN, for another great tool to help us make our decisions about the candidates.

      I encourage everyone to look closely at the financial connections of the various groups and individuals. It makes sometimes hidden and vague alliances and ideological affinities between the various candidates stand out.

      Personally, I’m looking for the people who can think for themselves, and not just follow which ever way the political wind in the Mayor’s office seems to be blowing. The town’s decisions need to be dominated by the will of the people, not the will of the Mayor. The planning boards, commissions and certainly the city employees(who see the Mayor as the boss) will tend to be swayed greatly by the Mayor’s viewpoints. It is the City Council’s job to balance this tendency, which I don’t think happens enough around here. Too many 7-0 votes are a bad thing, I think.

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      1. Hi Clinton,

        While I can’t speak for all boards and commissions, I would say that during my 3 years on the planning board that recommendations we’ve made didn’t factor in the Mayor’s viewpoints. There have been times we’ve had our recommendations chastised because of differences of opinion from the mayor or other council members. When you have a diverse group of community members volunteering to serve, my hope is that the range of discussion and experiences will outweigh ulterior motives that may be present. But your concern is noted.

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    2. i have served on several boards and commission over the last 19 years and never felt any political wind from the office of the mayor. Council has often rejected ideas from boards and commissions and more often than not by a split vote. There are times when it feels like some on council have an agenda and are not willing to look closely at what is the problem we are trying to solve.

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    3. Give me a break. I stand by my comments. Several years ago the Mayor made a big deal out of the so called huge problem with people being trapped by trains at the Waterfront (based on one freak incident as far as I can tell). The boards “boarded”, the commissions “commissioned” and, low and behold, the Mayor got a version of the Connector he had been pushing for, on I believe, a unanimous vote of the City Council. Of course, if you are a pal of the Mayor, you don’t feel the wind blow. I find it hard to believe that everyone just believed this was a such a great idea with no extraordinary influence from the Mayor. Finally, after push back started to occur from some citizens like myself, three of the Council changed their votes on favoring this thing. The power elites in this town are even so bold as to call those of us, who don’t agree with this moronic bridge on the beach, “Superfluous” (ref. last week’s Beacon). Fellow citizens, I repeat, follow the money and the alliances and you will see what the results of your votes will be for the future. I won’t vote for any Council candidate who is financially backing the Mayoral candidate and vice, versa.

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