Latest vote count for Edmonds-area elections

With Friday’s ballot count. 21st DIST REP POS 1 131/131 100.00% Vote Count Percent Mary Helen Roberts    (Prefers Democratic Party) 37,033 96.88% Write-In 1,191 3.12% Total 38,224 100.00% 21st DIST REP POS 2 131/131 100.00% Vote Count Percent Marko Liias    (Prefers Democratic Party) 28,356 60.15% Kevin Morrison    (Prefers Republican Party) 18,707 39.68% Write-In 79 0.17% Total 47,142 100.00%…

Edmonds-area election round-up for Wednesday

Updated Thursday morning to include PUD Commissioner’s race. Edmonds-area election results as released by the Snohomish County elections office at 4:34 p.m. Wednesday: U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DIST 7 58/58 100.00% Vote Count Percent Jim McDermott    (Prefers Democratic Party) 11,472 62.59% Ron Bemis    (Prefers Republican Party) 6,830 37.26% Write-In 27 0.15% Total 18,329 100.00% U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DIST 1 (Short…

Edmonds-area election results from Tuesday

Edmonds-area election results, as of 10:21 p.m. Tuesday U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DIST 7 58/58 100.00% Vote Count Percent Jim McDermott    (Prefers Democratic Party) 10,053 62.58% Ron Bemis    (Prefers Republican Party) 5,989 37.28% Write-In 22 0.14% Total 16,064 100.00%   U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DIST 1 (Short Term) 378/378 100.00% Vote Count Percent John Koster    (Prefers Republican Party) 41,848 41.37% Suzan DelBene    (Prefers…

Election 2012: Marijuana legalization initiative passing so far

Washington appears ready to become one of the first states in the country to legalize recreational use of marijuana, our online news partner The Seattle Times reports Tuesday night. Initiative 502 led 56 percent to 44 percent in initial vote counts, with overwhelming support in King County, and was passing in other urban Puget Sound…

Shoreline CC to present two more forums on Presidential politics, this Wednesday

How Immigration Policy and U.S. Trade affect Presidential politics is the topic of two separate Shoreline Community College seminars — one at lunchtime and one in the evening — at Shoreline Community College this Wednesday, Oct. 24. From 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Shoreline CC History Professor Amy Kinsel will explore whether immigration policy is a domestic…

Living Voters Guide: An online forum for Washington state’s ballot measures

By Diane Douglas Executive Director of Seattle CityClub With a heart full of excitement and appreciation, I’m writing to introduce you to Living Voters Guide (LVG). Unlike other voters guides that are generated by government, newspapers or advocacy organizations, LVG is citizen-generated. Participants submit pros and cons on ballot measures to share their perspectives with…

Citizen Harry commentary: Why I am dismayed by politicians

By “Citizen Harry” Gatjens I try to keep informed and listen to politicians when they debate and make statements. The problem is, most of them are always on the attack of their opponent and spend far more effort on that then on what is good about themselves. Check out this recent exchange during the vice…

U.S.-Europe Economic Relations topic of Wednesday SCC seminar

Shoreline Community College Professor Robert Francis will speak on U.S.-Europe Economic Relations Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m., part of the symposium, America & the World in a Presidential Election Year, organized by the International Education, Global Affairs Center. The center’s executive director is Larry Fuell of Edmonds. Francis will explore whether relations with Europe…

Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum Part 2 video: The candidates

Here is part two of the Oct. 1, 2012 Edmonds Chamber of Commerce-sponsored candidates and issues forum, featuring presentations and rebuttals involving candidates from the 7th Congressional District as well as the 21st and 32nd Washington State Legislative districts. Part one, which focuses on those speaking for and against ballot measures, is available for viewing…

Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum Part 1 video now online: The issues

Now available for viewing online: part one of the 2012 Edmonds Chamber of Commerce-sponsored candidates and issues forum held earlier this week. The video available above is the first segment, which focuses on those speaking for and against the ballot measures included in the Oct. 1 forum. To come shortly is part two, which will…

Edmonds Chamber Candidates Forum part 2: Challengers, incumbents have their say

As expected, every challenger appearing at Monday night’s Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Candidate’s Forum promised that they would do a better job than the incumbent in solving the many problems facing local, state and federal governments. What follows is the second part of our summary on the Chamber’s annual forum featuring Washington State Legislative and…

Edmonds Chamber presents issues, candidates to voters

Local candidates for Washington State Legislature and Congress as well as spokespeople for several key ballot initiatives gathered in the Edmonds City Council Chambers Monday night for what has become an annual Chamber tradition: a forum for candidates to express their views and have an opportunity to rebut their opponents. We are providing a summary…

Forum on marriage equality at Edmonds CC Tuesday

The Sno-Isle Libraries’ Issues That Matter series is presenting a forum on Referendum 74, which would legalize marriage for same-sex couples, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Edmonds Community College Black Box Theatre, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. The forum will include a panel discussion exploring the pros and cons of Referendum 74…

McDermott visits Edmonds, predicts U.S. Supreme Court will uphold Affordable Care Act

For 24 years, Congressman Jim McDermott has been representing voters in the heavily Democratic, Seattle-dominated 7th District — and winning re-election handily along the way. But redistricting has put McDermott in some new territory: 30 percent of the voters he will represent if he is re-elected this fall are new to the 7th District, including…

Time for area Democrats to caucus this Sunday in Edmonds, Mukilteo, Bothell

Washington State Republicans had their turn last month, and now the state’s Democrats will begin the process of nominating the Democratic candidate for President on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 1 p.m. Here is the information for Edmonds-area meetings, which are set according to the state legislative district in which you reside: The 32nd Legislative…

Jay Inslee to leave Congress to focus on governor’s race

U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee announced Saturday he will leave Congress to focus full-time on his campaign for governor, according to  our online news partner The Seattle Times. The seven-term Democrat from the 1st District, who represents Edmonds, made the announcement during a news  conference Saturday at his campaign headquarters in Seattle, The Times said. When asked if…

McDermott gets up close and personal in Edmonds Friday

  Recent redistricting changes have put Edmonds into a different Congressional District — the 7th — and 11-term 7th District Congressman Jim McDermott came to town Friday afternoon to get the lay of the land. McDermott stopped by Walnut Street Coffee to meet elected officials, followed by a tour of downtown small businesses and a…

Ballots in mail for Edmonds School District technology levy

By Florine Gingerich Ballots have been mailed for the Edmonds School District Replacement Technology Capital Levy. Election Day, and the last day to send back your voted ballot, is Feb. 14. The replacement levy, which will be in effect for four years if approved, is in the same amount as the existing technology and capital…