Edmonds City Council candidates share views during well-attended coffee

It was standing-room only Thursday at Chanterelle for the first of this year’s “Coffee with Harry” candidate get-togethers. While scheduled to start at 9:45 a.m., much of the seating was already taken by 9:30. By the time things got started, the crowd was overflowing outside of the area provided by our generous hosts. The draw…

Reminder: Meet candidates Petso and Tibbott at ‘Coffee with Harry’ this Thursday

Continuing a six-year tradition, Harry Gatjens will be hosting get-togethers with candidates for Edmonds political offices. These events, called “Coffee with Harry,” will give interested citizens an opportunity to sit down with opposing candidates and ask questions about their stands on issues related to the city. The first coffee of 2015 will be this Thursday,…

Local candidates’ contributions and funding as of Sept. 18

Here is the latest information from the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission on our local candidates’ campaign finances. For each candidate, we’ve provided a link to the detailed breakdown of contributions by name and amount. The Washington State Public Disclosure laws require that candidates who spent more than $5,000 on a prior campaign or expect…

Register to vote in Edmonds on National Voter Registration Day Sept. 22

In conjunction with the National League of Women Voters designation of the fourth Tuesday of September as an Annual Voter Registration Day, the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County announces several locations with opportunities to register to vote on Sept. 22. Have you just turned 18? Have you recently had a change of address?…

Local candidates’ contributions and funding as of Sept. 4

Here is the latest information from the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission on our local candidates’ campaign finances. For each candidate, we’ve provided a link to the detailed breakdown of contributions by name and amount. The Washington State Public Disclosure laws require that candidates who spent more than $5,000 on a prior campaign or expect…

Mesaros kicks off campaign for Edmonds City Council Position 6

Councilmember Tom Mesaros kicked off his run to retain his seat on the Edmonds City Council in front of more than 50 enthusiastic supporters on Thursday evening. Mesaros was appointed to the council to fill the Position 6 term of former Councilmember Frank Yamamoto, who resigned in December 2013 for health reasons. In one of…

Lora Petso launches re-election campaign with focus on finances, emergency services

A group of more than 30 supporters and family of City Councilmember Lora Petso gathered on Thursday evening in Hickman Park to hear her formally kick off her re-election campaign for Edmonds City Council position 7. Petso identified three major issues that would be the focus of her second term: long-range financial planning, emergency access…

Happening nearby: Lovick shares good news about unemployment, economy

Snohomish County Executive John Lovick had good news to share at Thursday’s Lynnwood Chamber meeting at Fairwinds-Brighton Court. The unemployment rate in the county is down to 3.6 percent, a decrease of about 2 percent from the last time Lovick spoke at the Lynnwood Chamber meeting about a year ago. Lovick also reported that the…

Local candidates’ contributions and funding as of Aug. 10

Here is the latest information from the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission on our local candidates’ campaign finances. For each candidate, we’ve provided a link to the detailed breakdown of contributions by name and amount. The Washington State Public Disclosure laws require that candidates who spent more than $5,000 on a prior campaign or expect…

Election 2015: Somers edges ahead of Lovick in race for Snohomish County Executive

The latest results from the primary show a shift in the race for Snohomish County Executive as Council Member Dave Somers, who initially trailed Tuesday night, barely inched ahead of his fellow Democratic rival, incumbent County Executive John Lovick. Somers was leading with 32.37 percent of the vote (24,535), while Lovick was right behind him…

Reminder: Return primary election ballots by Tuesday

Time is running out for voters to return their ballots for the 2015 primary election. Voted ballots may be returned through a ballot drop box or through the mail. If mailing, use a stamp and make sure your ballot will be postmarked or cancelled by Election Day, Tuesday, Aug. 4. The ballot drop box in…

Local candidates’ contributions and funding as of July 24

Here is the latest information from the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission on our local candidates’ campaign finances. For each candidate, we’ve provided a link to the detailed breakdown of contributions by name and amount. Additional information, including details of how each candidate is spending his or her money, is available on the Public Disclosure…

Crank promises to bring ‘core values of working middle class’ to Edmonds City Council

Alicia Crank kicked off her campaign for Edmonds City Council Position 5 Wednesday evening in front a small but enthusiastic gathering of supporters at Scott’s Restaurant. Crank, a first-time candidate, will face another newcomer to Edmonds politics, Dave Teitzel, for the position currently held by Councilmember Joan Bloom. Crank recently relocated to Edmonds from Mountain…

Happening nearby: Snohomish County Executive candidates to appear at July 22 forum

Candidates running for Snohomish County Executive are scheduled to appear at a Candidates’ Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County at 6:30 p.m, Wednesday, July 22 in the Lynnwood Library. The forum will also featured candidates appearing on the primary ballot for Lynnwood City Council. There are no Edmonds City Council…

Election Watch 2015 Video: Edmonds School Board, Position 3 candidate interviews

Just in time for the primary election, with ballots scheduled to arrive in your mailbox in the next few days, the My Neighborhood News Network (My Edmonds News, MLTnews and Lynnwood Today) is conducting video interviews with candidates running for City Council, Mayor and Edmonds School Board. Here are the interviews with candidates for Edmonds…

Local candidates’ contributions and funding as of July 10

Here is the latest information from the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission on our local candidates’ campaign finances. For each candidate, we’ve provided a link to the detailed breakdown of contributions by name and amount. Additional information, including details of how each candidate is spending his or her money, is available on the Public Disclosure…

Tibbott kicks off council campaign, promising ‘leadership that gets things done’

Former two-term Edmonds Transportation Committee member and current Planning Board chair Neil Tibbott wasted no time getting to the point as he kicked off his campaign to challenge incumbent Lora Petso for Edmonds City Council Position 7. “Edmonds needs a proactive leader who can bring positive solutions to the issues facing our town,” he said….

Teitzel kicks off Edmonds City Council campaign with inclusion theme

A crowd of more than 50 friends, family and supporters gathered at Edmonds’ newly-reopened Channel Marker Bar and Grill Thursday evening to help Dave Teitzel formally kick off his campaign for position 5 on the Edmonds City Council. Teitzel’s campaign theme is “Be Included,” symbolizing his commitment to bringing under-represented groups of Edmonds citizens into…