Snohomish County general election results certified

After counting 173,494 ballots countywide, the Snohomish County Elections Division certified the Nov. 5 General Election on Tuesday. Voter turnout in the county was 41.53 percent of all registered voters. Edmonds voter turnout was 52.36 percent while Town of Woodway turnout was 54.35 percent. You can view all the Snohomish County General Election results here. Edmonds…

Letter to the Editor: Another political campaign has ended

Dear Editor: My pursuit of a City Council position began in March, eight months ago, and it has been the center of my daily activities every day since then. Now I am disappointed and sad to learn that this endeavor has come to an unsuccessful conclusion. There are only an estimated 150 ballots remaining to…

Fraley-Monillas still in lead as more votes counted Thursday

Updated with statement from Adrienne Fraley-Monillas Incumbent Edmonds City Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas increased her lead slightly over challenger Ron Wambolt in the race for Position 3, according to the latest election results released Thursday. With 8,590 votes counted so far, Fraley-Monillas has 4,413 votes to 4,152 for Wambolt. The remaining votes — 25 counted so…

Fraley-Monillas increases lead over Wambolt in second day of ballot counting

The latest election results released by Snohomish County showed Edmonds City Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas increasing her lead over challenger Ron Wambolt in the Position 3 race. In the Wednesday count, Fraley-Monillas had a 253-vote lead over Wambolt, with 4,229 votes compared to Wambolt’s 3,976. In the initial vote count Tuesday, she held a 174-vote advantage….

Fraley-Monillas ‘cautiously optimistic’ she will maintain lead over Wambolt

Edmonds election results are in, and the race that was expected to be close — between incumbent Edmonds City Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas and former councilmember Ron Wambolt — didn’t disappoint. Fraley-Monillas, the one-term councilmember who beat Wambolt in the primary election four years ago, was leading the retired business executive by 174 votes in initial…

Accessible voting machines available Monday and Tuesday at Lynnwood Library

Accessible voting machines for the handicapped or for anyone wishing to vote will be available on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 4-5 at the Lynnwood Library. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday. The Lynnwood Library is located at 19200 44th Ave. W. This is one of only two accessible voting machines…

Edmonds Election Watch 2013: One week left to vote

If you haven’t yet voted, remember that we have a bevvy of resources to help you, including: Individual video interviews with each of the six Edmonds City Council candidates: Position 1 Position 2 Position 3 You Tube videos of the two candidates’ forums held in Edmonds, sponsored by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce (includes Port…

Edmonds Election Watch 2013 notes

– Edmonds City Councilmember Joan Bloom announced on her blog EdmondsForum.com that she is endorsing two candidates for city council: incumbent Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, who is facing challenger Ron Wambolt, and Randy Hayden, who is running against incumbent Kristiana Johnson. – Ron Wambolt’s supporters are holding an event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, and they encourage those…

Letter to the Editor: Outside vs. inside support — you can’t have it both ways

Editor: I just received my campaign postcard for Strom Peterson. A nice presentation with message. But wait, there’s much more. I see a politician from outside Edmonds standing next to Strom. Gosh it’s that Democratic Mayor (of a sort) from Seattle, Mike McGinn. Then I see other Democrats, some living in D.C., another not even…

Letter to the Editor: Leadership requires commitment

Editor: Many Edmonds residents may not recall the definitive feedback results presented in April, 2009 by the 60-plus participants on the Edmonds Citizen Levy Review Committee. Their work included a broad study of [still] ongoing budgetary/fiscal challenges facing our city. Their final report to the city concluded universally that Edmonds does not have a “spending…

Letter to the Editor: Public servants need to be accountable to the public

Editor: The recent political debacle and government shutdown made me painfully aware of how important it is for me to REALLY pay attention to whom I cast my vote. With our own local election for council only weeks away, I went back to paying attention to the details of our local race. In my previous…

Coffee with Harry: Adrienne Fraley-Monillas and Ron Wambolt

The final “Coffee with Harry” was held Thursday morning at Edmonds’ Chanterelle Restaurant. Hosted by Harry Gatjens, this session featured City Council Position 3 candidates Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, the incumbent, and challenger and former councilmember Ron Wambolt. The candidates fielded questions from a group of approximately a dozen citizens, with topics ranging from the predictable building…

Reminder: Final Coffee with Harry Thursday morning

The final Coffee with Harry of the 2013 election season will be Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10 a.m., featuring  council candidates incumbent Adrienne Fraley-Monillas and challenger Ron Wambolt. Here’s your chance to meet the candidates and ask questions in an informal setting. The event will be at Chanterelle, 316 Main St.

Coffee with Harry: Kristiana Johnson and Randy Hayden

The second Coffee with Harry of the 2013 election was held Thursday afternoon with guests Kristiana Johnson and Randy Hayden, who met last week with a small group of concerned citizens to answer questions about themselves and the city. First, candidates were asked about the City’s Risk Management Reserve fund, which has a targeted balance…

Edmonds Council candidates address development, height issues at ACE forum

Height limits, economic development and the environment took center stage at the Edmonds Senior Center Monday night as all six candidates for Edmonds City Council gathered at a forum co-sponsored by the Senior Center and the Alliance for Citizens of Edmonds (ACE). We have provided a very high-level overview below, but will be posting a…

Coffee with Harry: City council candidates Strom Peterson and Alvin Rutledge

The first Coffee with Harry of the 2013 election season was held Thursday with guests Strom Peterson and Alvin Rutledge. The two candidates met with a small group of concerned citizens to answer questions about themselves and the city. The first question came from a couple who had just moved to Edmonds in the last…

‘Coffee with Harry’ to begin Thursday

A slight hiccup in the schedule means that “Coffee with Harry” will begin this Thursday rather than Wednesday as originally announced. The initial coffee of the 2013 election season will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday with current Councilmember Strom Peterson and his challenger, Alvin Rutledge. This is an opportunity for any local citizen to…

‘Coffee with Harry’ returns this week

My Edmonds News‘ “Coffee with Harry” series will return this coming week. The coffee will offer concerned citizens the opportunity to meet with Edmonds City Council candidates. Chanterelle Restaurant, 316 Main St., has again offered to host these get-togethers. The coffees are held in an open format for candidates for each position, so they can…

Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum video — City Council

Citizens had an opportunity to hear candidates for Edmonds City Council, Edmonds School Board and the Port of Edmonds Monday night, as the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce presented its annual candidates night in the City Council chambers. Here is part 1 of that presentation, featuring Edmonds City Council positions 1, 2 and 3.

Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum Video — Port and School Board

Citizens had an opportunity to hear candidates for Edmonds City Council, Edmonds School Board and the Port of Edmonds Monday night, as the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce presented its annual candidates night in the City Council chambers. Here is part 1 of that presentation, featuring Port of Edmonds and Edmonds School Board candidates.