From Monday night’s ACE forum: What the City Council candidates asked each other

As promised, here’s a follow-up story to Monday night’s forum featuring candidates for Edmonds City Council and Mayor. We are publishing the question that each candidate asked the other, and the candidates’ responses, but you can also view nearly all of the forum on video here. (We had to delete one section because the sound…

Edmonds Election Watch 2011: Another night, another candidates’ forum

Edmonds City Council and mayoral candidate came back together for another candidates’ forum Monday night, this one sponsored by Alliance for Citizens of Edmonds (ACE) and the Edmonds Senior Center. The format was similar to the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce-sponsored forum a week ago, with opening and closing statements plus questions from the moderator —…

Election 2011: How will you vote?

Please note that this is in unscientific poll aimed at gauging public sentiment prior to the Nov 8, 2011 election. You can find the complete “for” and “against” arguments for each measure on the drop-down menu of our Election Watch 2011 page. [polldaddy poll=5561382]

Edmonds Candidate Forum, Part II: City Council candidates divided on levy support

Here’s our highlight of the Edmonds City Council portion of Monday night’s candidates’ forum. We encourage you to visit the My Edmonds News video archive of the forum for all the questions and answers here. Candidates for Edmonds City Council were divided Monday night on whether they would support the Proposition 1 property tax levy…

Mayoral candidates face off at Edmonds Center for the Arts Monday

We’re providing a brief summary here of issues raised during Monday night’s candidates’ forum, but we encourage you to visit the My Edmonds News video archive of the forum (presented in three parts) here. Part 1, the mayoral candidates For the first time during this election season, all of Edmonds’ mayoral and city council candidates…

Councilmember DJ Wilson releases updated endorsement list

Citizens to Elect DJ Wilson released an updated list of endorsements Monday that includes the Washington Conservation Voters, the political arm of the state’s environmental community. “I am thrilled to have earned the support of the most important environmental group in Washington State politics, ” DJ Wilson said. “I’ve been a past chair of their…

Edmonds Election 2011: Candidate forums listed, two new endorsements for Buckshnis

Update: We just learned that Thursday’s planned forum with 3rd District County Council candidates has been canceled. We received a request Sunday to summarize all the local upcoming candidate forums, since there are quite a few. We also have these listed on our Election Watch 2011 page: Monday, Oct. 3:  Edmonds City Council and Mayoral…

City of Edmonds Proposition 1

City of Edmonds Proposition No. 1 Levy to Help Maintain Current Levels of Service in Public Safety, Parks, and Other City Services The Edmonds City Council has passed Ordinance No. 3848 to place before the voters property taxes to help maintain current levels of service in public safety, parks, and other city services. To help…

White, Dillan face off as Edmonds School Board candidates meet in forum

Here is part two of our summary of candidate presentations and responses to questions raised at the Monday night forum for hospital commission, school board and port commission candidates,  sponsored by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber’s Economic Development Committee.  Three Edmonds School Board positions will appear on the November general election ballot,…

Edmonds Council PTSA to host school board candidate forums Oct. 6, 17

The Edmonds Council PTSA and the Special Education Committee are sponsoring Edmonds School Board candidate forums on Thursday,  Oct. 6 and Monday, Oct. 17. The forums will be from 7 p.m. in the Edmonds School District Board room, 20420 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. The public is welcome to attend.

Local election forum Monday night: School board, hospital commission candidates

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce is presenting the first of two Chamber-sponsored candidate forums Monday night, featuring candidates for Edmonds School Board and Public Hospital District No. 2. The meeting will begin in the Edmonds Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the forum from 7-9 p.m….

Edmonds Election Watch 2011: Hope springs eternal for a Reardon upset

Snohomish County Executive candidate Mike Hope had the stage to himself Thursday night when he spoke at Edmonds Community College, and he took full advantage of the opportunity to reach local voters who may not be familiar with his role as a 44th District State Representative. Hope, a Republican who works as a Seattle police…

Edmonds Education Association endorses Diane White, Gary Noble for school board

The Edmonds Education Association announced Thursday that it has endorsed Diana White and Gary Noble for Edmonds School Board, citing “their strong records of leadership and service to the Edmonds School District.” The association represents nearly 1,400 certificated staff members of the Edmonds School District. White is running against Mark Dillan for Position 5, an…

Edmonds Election Watch Update: Dave Earling campaign fundraiser Thursday

Have a campaign fundraiser coming up? We’ll list it. Please email teresa@myedmondsnews.com Dave Earling mayoral campaign fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, with Snohomish County Mayors Mark Lamb (Bothell), Ray Stephanson (Everett), Vern Little (Lake Stevens), John Nehring (Marysville), Mike Todd (Mill Creek), Robert Zimmerman (Monroe), Jerry Smith (Mountlake Terrace), Joe Marine (Mukilteo) and…

Revised schedule for upcoming Edmonds candidates forums

Here is the latest list of candidates/issues forums in Edmonds: Monday, Sept. 26: Edmonds School Board and Public Hospital District No. 2 candidates, Edmonds Council Chamber, 250 5th Ave. N. Doors open at 6 p.m. with forum from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3:  Edmonds City Council and Mayoral candidates, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410…

Edmonds Election Watch Update: forums, fundraising and more

Well, I’ve finally done it — I’m writing a column! As the general election draws near, it’s hard to keep track of all the election happenings through individual stories, so I’m going to write occasional summaries to see if that helps with the updates. First, let’s start with how you decide who to vote for….

Letter to editor: Joan Bloom a fiscal conservative

Dear editor: Joan Bloom is not the type of city council candidate you can put in a box. Yes, Ms. Bloom has been endorsed by our Democratic party’s 32nd Legislative District and also by the Sierra Club. Yet, Joan Bloom is a fiscal conservative. One of the main planks on her platform is supporting efficient…

‘Civic Engagement’ forums with County Executive, Council candidates Sept. 22, Oct. 6

My Edmonds News is co-sponsoring “Civic Engagement” televised candidate interviews for Snohomish County Executive and County Council Position 3 before a live studio audience for the 2011 campaign season.  In the forums, candidates from select races take questions from the live studio audience.  “Civic Engagement” is a public affairs TV show broadcast through Edmonds Community…

‘You’re the ones I’m working for,” Petso tells supporters at campaign kickoff

Edmonds City Councilmember Lora Petso picked an appropriate setting for her campaign kick-off Thursday night– Hickman Park in Southwest Edmonds. The park is just a short distance from the home where Petso and her husband, Colin Southcoate-Want,  run their actuarial consulting business. Many of the supporters who gathered for the event expressed their gratitude for…

Buckshnis, Bernheim question Affordable Housing Council donation to Wilcox campaign

As the November general election gets closer, candidates as well as interested observers are keeping a close watch on the actions of their opponents, including what is filed with the state Public Disclosure Commission My Edmonds News has received emails in past few days from two Edmonds City Councilmembers — Diane Buckshnis and Steve Bernheim…