Kristiana Johnson officially announces she’s running for re-election to Edmonds City Council

Kristiana Johnson

Edmonds City Councilmember Kristiana Johnson announced Tuesday that she is seeking re-election to the Position 1 council seat she has held since 2012.

So far Johnson has one opponent, Edmonds resident and Planning Board member Alicia Crank, who kicked off her campaign for Position 1 in April. The deadline to file with the Snohomish County Elections Office for all open local races is 4 p.m. this Friday, May 21.

In her re-election announcement, Johnson pointed to her “strong educational background,” which includes a bachelor’s degree in political science from Washington State University; a masters in city and regional planning from Rutgers University and a transportation planning certificate from the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute.

Johnson also cited her 30 years of public sector experience in state, county and city governments, in areas including environmental and transportation planning and growth management.

“Edmonds is my hometown,” Johnson said. “I thank the people who have voted me into office. I will be happy to continue working for them on the Edmonds City Council.”

Johnson ran for mayor of Edmonds in 2019, losing in a four-way primary race that featured three sitting councilmembers. This will be Crank’s third try for a city council seat, having lost elections in 2015 and 2019.


  1. This is great news!!!! Kristiana brings a common sense, non-partisan approach to the City Council and has a long track record of service to her community and putting Edmonds first. She will get my vote for sure!!!

  2. Kristiana Johnson has been a desperately needed voice of reason on the council. It’s a hard choice since I am such a big fan of Alicia Crank, but it is great to know that for this seat at least that we have two great options.

    It would be a big loss to not have Kristiana Johnson on the council anymore though. Especially after such a proven record of dedicated service, informed decisions, and genuinely thoughtful inquiries.

  3. Kristiana Johnson has proven her leadership abilities by going up against the “Edmonds Squad”. She represents truth and fairness not personal ideology. She is a hometown girl who not only deserves to be on the council, but has earned the position.

    1. We appreciate and respect you for your proven record and ability to represent Edmonds in a dignified and fair manner. This “hometown girl” is a real asset to our city.

  4. My campaign address is PO Box 1541, Edmonds WA. 98020-1541. Donations will be gratefully accepted.

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