Councilmember Kristiana Johnson hosting re-election campaign event July 8

Kristiana Johnson

Edmonds City Councilmember Kristiana Johnson is holding a kick-off event for her re-election campaign Thursday, July 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Claire’s Pantry restaurant, 301 Main St.

Johnson, who is running to retain the Position 1 seat she has held since 2012, has two opponents in the Aug. 3 primary race: Planning Board member Alicia Crank, who kicked off her campaign for Position 1 in April, and Brian Hartman. (Harman so far has not responded to our telephone and email messages requesting an interview to determine his campaign platform.)

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.

Johnson said she is “looking forward to meeting friends and supporters Thursday evening,” and everyone is welcome to attend. The event is sponsored by the Committee to Re-elect Kristiana, P.O. Box 1541, Edmonds  98020-1541.

  1. Hi, Will you be publishing or have someplace we can see or hear or read your platform? I am considering our choices as my husband unbelievably told me he will vote for who I say he should!! I know hahahaha. I had intended to go to the uphill market to see how that was going to go etc. it is the same evening between 4-8. So hoping you will have a place I can see as I did tell that nice Valerie I would come. I hate to break my word. My word is my honor. Loyalty is everything just about to me. What to do??? Need to get the word out on who will serve our community the best and need to get it out there fast. Aug 3rd right? That is a month. Thanks Kristiana. Deb.

  2. Kristiana one of the few conservative thinking minds on the council. I’ve been following her voting policies and has a lot of common sense.
    Kristiana has our vote.

  3. Kristiana Johnson – could you please provide My Edmonds News with an updated photo? Your photo with MEM looks nothing at all like you do now.

    In fact, every candidate should do the same.

    Recognition of a candidate is important. I might have question for you, and we were to pass on the street or at the grocery store, there would be no way of knowing who you were.

    1. Question: if you say her photo looks nothing like what she does then that means you know what she looks like. Why would you be asking for a current photo so you know what she looks like? Seems odd. I may be confused. Let me know if I am. I actually don’t know what she looks like nor would I recognize her on the streets. But I do know what she asks questions about and speaks up for in council meetings, so she has my vote.

  4. Sorry for the typos! Big hands, small iPhone and no way to correct comments.

    At this point, I honestly have zero idea what Ms. Johnson really does look like. I thought I did. Her photo accompanying this story has been used many times. Now, reading the article “Election 2021: Tibbott comes out swinging as he launches council campaign” shows a very different woman captioned to be Ms. Johnson at that event. The two do not appear to be the same person. Are there two Kristiana Johnson(s)?

    In this small city, it is important to be able to recognize candidates on the street, in grocery stores and other places where we might want to ask questions or make conversation about our political events.

    Will the real Kristiana Johnson please provide My Edmonds News readers with her actual picture!?!

    The same goes for all candidates and office holders.

    1. Hi John — the best I can offer is that we will be putting on a candidate forum next week and will get the latest photos of all candidates to go along with the story. That said, most candidates do have professional head shots taken and they may look a bit different outside of that environment.

  5. Dear John,

    Please come to my campaign kickoff Thursday night July 8th at Claire’s Pantry from 5:30 to 7:30. I would be very happy to meet you, in person.

    I admit my hair grew longer during COVID. However, I assure you that the photograph is my most recent. It is used on the Council’s webpage.

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