Election 2023: Rosen maintains lead over Nelson in day two of results

L-R: Mike Nelson and Mike Rosen

Edmonds mayoral candidate Mike Rosen maintained his lead over incumbent Mayor Mike Nelson in the second day of general election returns released by the Snohomish County Elections Office just before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Rosen continued to pull in 57% of the votes cast (6,609) — to 43% (4,947) for Nelson. That was the same vote percentage for both candidates in initial returns Tuesday.

Edmonds City Council front-runners from Tuesday also held their leads in Wednesday’s returns: Chris Eck had 55% of the Position 1 vote to 45% for Roger Pence; Position 4 candidate Michelle Dotsch had 66% to 34% for Mackey Guenther and Position 6 incumbent Susan Paine tallied 58% of the vote to 42% for Kevin Fagerstrom.

Vote totals will continue to be released daily as more mail-in ballots are counted. All election results are unofficial until certified by the Snohomish County Canvassing Board on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

You can see all of Tuesday’s results here.


  1. Why would the intelligent home owners and Edmonds-loving residents of of our wonderful Edmonds throw our future on the thrash heap by electing a developer to a position of authority? Have you been paying attention to how things are going in Seattle? The developers may not have been elected, but they were the power behind the destruction of the neighborhoods in Seattle!

    1. The biggest threat facing neighborhoods like Edmonds currently is the all powerful WA Democrats who have decided they control all zoning and are mandating density(more taxes) under the disguise of Equity.

    2. Thank you Matt. Kay if you haven’t noticed, Mike Nelson was endorsed by about every Democrat led organization in Snohomish County or Northern King County. Don’t forget the controversial stances he took in 2020 & 2021 related to Covid-19, diversity, or the hiring of that “qualified” Police Chief. Do we even want to talk about his lack of absolute silence in responding to residents emails about issues that are important & not just his issues? Mike Rosen is the absolute right choice for Edmonds. January 2nd can’t get here fast enough so we can say goodbye by to Mike Nelson.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Real first and last names — as well as city of residence — are required for all commenters.
This is so we can verify your identity before approving your comment.

By commenting here you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct. Please read our code at the bottom of this page before commenting.