David Preston officially announces re-election campaign for Edmonds Port Commission

Edmonds resident David Preston announced that he is running for re-election to the Edmonds Port Commission, where he currently serves as president. Preston is running unopposed for the District 2 seat “Public ports in Washington state play a vital role in economic development and tourism,” Preston said. “This will continue to be a major focus…

Former Edmonds School Board member now running unopposed to regain seat

Susan Phillips, the former Edmonds School Board member who filed last week to run for the District 4 seat she relinquished for family reasons last year, is now running unopposed. Phillips initially had two other opponents — Michael Arendt and Monica Wheaton — but each of them withdrew their candidacies on May 18. The general…

Edmonds mayor, two councilmembers running unopposed as 2015 candidate filing ends

Now that the filing period has closed for local elections, we have posted the results below. Of note, the following City of Edmonds positions are unopposed: Mayor Dave Earling and City Councilmembers Diana Buckshnis and Tom Mesaros. Of the remaining council races, incumbent Lora Petso is being challenged by Edmonds Planning Board Chair Neil Tibbott;…

Election 2015: Those filing for office as of Thursday morning

There are just two days remaining for candidates to file for the 2015 election. We’ve compiled a list below of those who have filed so far — and will appear before Edmonds voters — via the Snohomish County elections website. We will also post any campaign announcements from candidates as we receive them. The primary…

Election 2015: Earling says he wants four more years to move city forward

Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling told a crowd of supporters Wednesday night during his campaign kickoff event that he is running for a second term to continue the positive momentum started during his first four years. “The reason that I want to keep going, bottom line: We have a lot of positive things started… and I…

Sister City Commissioner files for Edmonds City Council Position 5 seat

An Edmonds woman recently appointed to the Edmonds Sister City Commission has filed to run for the Edmonds City Council Position 5 seat now held by Councilmember Joan Bloom. Alicia Crank, who recently moved to Edmonds from Mountain View, Calif., joins retired QWest executive David Teitzel in seeking the Position 5 seat. Bloom said last…

Diane Buckshnis launches re-election campaign for Edmonds City Council

Edmonds City Councilmember Diane Buckshnis announced Wednesday that she will seek another term on the city council. “It has been an honor to represent Edmonds citizens for the past six years, helping ensure our community remains this special place we call home,” Buckshnis said, “I’m proud of my record addressing financial accountability and transparency, community…

Mike Nelson formally announces candidacy to retain Edmonds City Council seat

Mike Nelson, who was appointed in March to replace now-State Legislator Strom Peterson on the Edmonds City Council, officially announced Monday he is running to retain his seat. “I am running for office because I want to help improve the quality of life of our wonderful city,” Nelson said in a statement, noting that his…

Election 2015: Dave Earling announces initial list of endorsements

Dave Earling, who is running for re-election as Edmonds mayor this year, on Monday announced that his campaign has raised more than $19,000 so far. Earling also released an initial list of campaign supporters, including State Representative and former City Councilmember Strom Peterson and former Mayor Gary Haakenson. “I am honored to support Dave Earling,”…

Neil Tibbott to run for Lora Petso’s seat on Edmonds City Council

Neil Tibbott, a three-and-a-half-year member of the Edmonds Planning Board, announced Saturday that he will run for Edmonds City Council Position 7. The seat is currently held by incumbent Lora Petso, who has not yet announced her re-election plans. “My work on the Planning Board and Transportation Committee gives me a solid foundation for working…

School Board Director Nowak will not run for seat in the fall

April Nowak has announced that she does not intend to seek election to her Director District 4 seat on the Edmonds School District Board of Directors. The election for the four-year term is in November 2015 with interested candidates required to file with Snohomish County in May. “I’ve enjoyed my time serving the families of…

Mesaros announces candidacy to retain Position 6 Edmonds City Council seat

Edmonds City Councilmember Tom Mesaros announced Wednesday that he is running for election to the Position 6 seat he was appointed to fill 14 months ago. Mesaros noted that he and his wife Margaret moved to Edmonds in 1990 “to raise our children and enjoy the small town feel and quality of life in our…

Adam Cornell withdraws his name as Edmonds City Council candidate

Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Adam Cornell on Tuesday confirmed that he is no longer running for the Edmonds City Council in 2015. Cornell was a candidate for appointment to the Position 2 council seat vacated last year by Strom Peterson, and at that time filed with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission of his…

Wright kicks off county council re-election campaign in Edmonds Wednesday

Snohomish County Councilmember Stephanie Wright Wednesday night launched her campaign for re-election to represent the county council’s 3rd District, which includes the cities of Edmonds and Lynnwood and the town of Woodway. County Executive John Lovick, fellow county councilmembers and elected officials from nearby municipalities were on hand to praise Wright for focusing on teamwork…

Councilmember Joan Bloom won’t run for second term

Edmonds City Councilmember Joan Bloom announced on her EdmondsForum.com website Friday that she won’t be running for re-election. noting “it has never been my intention to go beyond one term.” “I want to thank the voters of Edmonds who put their trust in me,” Bloom said in her post. “My goal has been, for current…

Edmonds mayor announces he will run for re-election

It’s official. Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling announced Thursday that he will run for a second term. “I’m running for re-election because Edmonds is my home and a special place to live,” Earling said. “I care about this community and believe there is more to do to improve and protect the quality of life we all…

Learn how to become a School Board Member at April 14 workshop

The Washington State School Directors Association is holding a workshop on how to become a School Board Member on Tuesday, April 14 in the Board Room at the Marysville School District. Edmonds School District Board Member Kory DeMun (Distirct 1) announced he will not be running for reelection. Board Members Gary Noble (District 4), April…

David Teitzel announces candidacy for Edmonds City Council Position 5 seat

Updated at 5:30 p.m. Monday with more details In the first of what is expected to be many campaign announcements in the coming months, Edmonds City Council candidate David L. Teitzel announced he will be campaigning for the Council Position 5 seat currently held by Councilmember Joan Bloom. Position 5 is one of five Edmonds…