Determined Stern says she aims to unite city government

While giving her first-ever political speech, Edmonds City Council candidate Darlene Stern admitted Thursday night that she is “not a political animal.” But the escrow company manager and widow of late Edmonds Police Chief David Stern told supporters gathered for her campaign kickoff that “I’m interested in accomplishing this job and I’m determined to do…

Wilcox promises a common sense approach to Edmonds City Council

In his campaign kickoff speech for Edmonds City Council Wednesday night, retired Edmonds business owner Bob Wilcox pledged to focus on a “common sense approach” to growth and creation of a healthy business climate. “We live in a very special place and we have had the benefit of a lot of superior services and benefits,”…

Reminder: Wilcox, Stern campaign kickoffs this week

Two challengers for Edmonds City Council seats will formally launch their campaigns with events this week. Bob Wilcox, running against incumbent Diane Buckshnis for City Council Position 4, will hold his event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 at the Wilcox Construction office, 234 5th Ave. S. It is open to the public. Darlene Stern, who…

Latest candidate videos now available for viewing

If you missed our interviews with Edmonds mayoral and city council candidates Monday night, they are now archived and available for viewing here: Edmonds Mayoral Candidate Dave Earling Edmonds City Council Candidate Lora Petso Edmonds City Council Candidate Joan Bloom A complete schedule of all upcoming shows can be found here. Note that we will…

Two councilmembers threaten boycott over plan to hold non-televised levy workshop

The Edmonds City Council’s plan to hold a non-televised public workshop Tuesday to discuss ideas for a possible levy came under fire Saturday, with two councilmembers threatening to boycott the session if the workshop goes forward as planned. My Edmonds News received a flurry of emails Saturday, starting with one sent by Councilmember Michael Plunkett…

Wright launches County Council campaign in Edmonds

Snohomish County Councilmember Stephanie Wright was joined by friends, campaign supporters and a number of local dignitaries at her official campaign kick-off party for District 3, which includes Edmonds, at the Edmonds Senior Center Monday night. Those in attendance and speaking at the event were Sheriff John Lovick, Lynnwood Council President Mark Smith, Edmonds Council…

Bob Wilcox releases statement on his bid for Edmonds City Council

Bob Wilcox, who filed on June 10 to oppose incumbent Diane Buckshnis in the race for Edmonds City Council Position 4, released the following statement Monday on his candidacy. Following my retirement as President of Wilcox Construction last year, my wife and I traveled both abroad and across our own great country, seeing an array…

Stephanie Wright to kick off County Council campaign tonight in Edmonds

Stephanie Wright, appointed by the Snohomish County Council last summer to fill the seat left vacant when Mike Cooper was appointed mayor of Edmonds, will hold her election campaign kickoff starting at 5:30 p.m. tonight — Monday — at the Edmonds Senior Center. The campaign promises lots of food, so bring your appetite. There’s a…

Earling launches mayoral campaign with promise to provide Edmonds with direction

Declaring that the current Edmonds City Council and Mayor are “rudderless,” Dave Earling launched his campaign for Mayor of Edmonds to about 100 supporters gathered at Arista Wine Cellars Thursday night. Among those in the crowd were current and former elected officials (although no current Edmonds City Councilmembers) including the Snohomish County Executive, Democrat Aaron…

Now archived: Our Election 2011 interviews with Councilmembers Wilson, Buckshnis

If you weren’t able to watch our livestreaming interviews with Councilmembers DJ Wilson and Diane Buckshnis Monday night, those videos are now archived at the following links: Councilmember Wilson Councilmember Buckshnis Next Monday, June 20, we will interview the two candidates for Edmonds mayor: Incumbent Mayor Mike Cooper Mayoral Candidate Dave Earling  

Rick Steves among those on mayoral candidate Earling’s endorsement list

Edmonds mayoral candidate Dave Earling Monday released a preliminary endorsement list Monday that includes Rick Steves of Edmonds-based Europe Through the Back Door and former Snohomish County and Edmonds City Councilmember Gary Nelson.    “Edmonds needs a city government that can bring differing viewpoints together to get the job done in the interest of its citizens,”…

Rutledge switches from hospital commissioner race to face Yamamoto

The last candidate to be unopposed for Edmonds City Council now has competition. Long-time community volunteer Alvin Rutledge had originally filed to run for the Hospital Commission, but withdrew just before 5 p.m. Friday and instead filed to run against Frank Yamamoto for City Council Position 6. Rutledge, a candidate for various offices over the…

Roger Hertrich files for Edmonds mayoral race

Former Edmonds City Councilmember Roger Hertrich has filed to run for Mayor of Edmonds. A longtime watchdog and critic of council activities, Hertrich is a 40-year Edmonds resident who served on the Edmonds City Council from 1988-1991. He joins former City Councilmember Dave Earling on the list of those challenging incumbent Mayor Mike Cooper.

Interesting twists and turns as last election filing day arrives

As we enter the last day of the filing period for local offices, My Edmonds News has compiled an updated list of who has officially declared for open positions. See them on our Edmonds Election Watch 2011 page. A few tidbits: – Edmonds resident Bob Wilcox of the Wilcox Construction family on Friday morning  filed…

Bob Wilcox also files to run against Diane Buckshnis

It looks like incumbent Diane Buckshnis will have at least two opponents running against her in August. Bob Wilcox of the Wilcox Construction family filed for the Position 4 seat Friday morning. We’ll have more details as they become available.  

David Preston announces his campaign for Port Commissioner

Longtime Edmonds resident David Preston announced Monday that he is running for a spot on the Edmonds Port Commission. He is seeking the District 2 position currently held by Marianne Zagorski, who is not seeking re-election. Preston said he has been an Edmonds resident since 1966 and was a port tenant — first with a…

Darlene Stern to seek Lora Petso’s City Council seat

Stating it’s time “to bring some common sense back to the Council,” Darlene Stern on Wednesday announced her candidacy for the Edmonds City Council Position 7 seat currently occupied by Lora Petso. Stern’s husband of 43 years, David Stern, was Edmonds police chief and Chamber of Commerce president until his death four years ago. “After watching the Council during the…

Yamamoto kicks off council campaign with support of Edmonds business community

Downtown Edmonds business owners came out in full force Tuesday night to support one of their own  — Frank Yamamoto — as he officially launched his campaign for Edmonds City Council. The former president of the Downtown Edmonds Merchant Association, Yamamoto is also on the board of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce and a member…

Yamamoto announces campaign for Edmonds City Council Position 6

Edmonds resident, business owner and community advocate Frank Yamamoto on Tuesday announced his plans to run for Edmonds City Council Position 6. Yamamoto had said earlier this year that he was running for council but did not specify a position. Councilmember Steve Bernheim currently holds that position, but he is not seeking re-election. Yamamoto has…