City of Edmonds Planner Brad Shipley is running for mayor.
The 41-year-old Shipley — a resident of Edmonds’ Lake Ballinger neighborhood — started working for the city in 2014 on long-range planning projects. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments in Community, Environment, and Planning with an emphasis on urban design.
His wife is a teacher at Chase Lake Elementary and the couple has two children.
A 12-year Edmonds resident, Shipley is the third candidate to enter the mayor’s race. He will face two current Edmonds City Councilmembers — Neil Tibbott and Mike Nelson — who have already announced for the position. Now that Shipley is in the race, there will be a primary election for mayor in August, to narrow the field to two for the general election.
We’ll provide more details on Shipley’s candidacy and his goals as mayor when he sends out his formal campaign announcement.