Letter to the editor: Do your homework before casting your ballot

Editor: This time during each election year, people become campaign exhausted. Within Edmonds alone, we have eight people running for council seats and two people running for mayor. You don’t know who to believe or what to believe when it comes time to vote. The biggest piece of advice I can give is do your…

Letter to the editor: In support of Anna Alexander for judge

Dear Editor: I have known Anna Alexander for over 25 years, both in her capacity as a neighbor and friend, and in her capacity as a legal professional. Given what I know about Anna as a person, lawyer, volunteer, and pro-tem judge, I will not hesitate to cast my vote for Anna Alexander this November….

Letter to the editor: Why Neil Tibbott is the best choice for Edmonds

Editor: While some positions in government are partisan, those for council and mayor of Edmonds are not. This means as a voter, I have the opportunity to learn about each candidate based on their merits, experience and public statements rather than simply knowing their political party affiliation. City government manages the needs of a city of…

Letter to the editor: Hate has no home in Edmonds

Editor: On Monday, Indigenous People’s Day, I’m reminded of a maxim I’ve frequently seen on the internet: “No one is illegal on stolen land.” Yet, just this past weekend, someone took one look at my skin color and asked me if my parents are illegal immigrants. Ten years ago, if you had told me that…

Letter to the editor: Why I support Neil Tibbott for mayor

Editor: I have known Neil for five years and served with him on Edmonds City Council for four of those years. Over that time, I’ve come to know him well and have closely observed his leadership style on council. He is a humble man, but at the same time is highly intelligent, intuitive, patient, receptive…

Letter to the editor: Neil Tibbott has the qualities needed for mayor

Dear Editor, Neil and Margaret Tibbott have been our neighbors for 20 years. He has been a neighborhood leader, bringing us together to build community and friendships.  He became a Planning Board member/chair and is now serving as a qualified elected city council member. We know from personal experience that Neil has the qualities that…

Letter to the editor: Anna Alexander the right candidate for Superior Court judge

Editor: As a judge and former colleague, I strongly recommend Anna Alexander for Superior Court Judge. I believe Anna is the right candidate because of her integrity and her diverse experience. I first met Anna Alexander while we were both law students at the University of Washington School of Law, where, at age 19, Anna…

Letter to the editor: Why I’m supporting Diana White for city council

Editor: I am writing in support of Diana White, candidate for Edmonds City Council, position 6. There have been many letters in the past several weeks concerning our current political climate. My best takeaway from all of this is that my support of any candidate should be based on my own knowledge and experience gained…

Letter to the editor: In support of Paul Thompson for judge

Editor: As a criminal defense attorney and former public defender, I work in courtrooms throughout Snohomish County. Judge Paul Thompson, a member of our Superior Court bench, is clearly someone who has the kind of thoughtful, balanced demeanor that distinguishes him. He was appointed last year by our Governor from a long list of candidates…

Letter to the editor: Why Vivian Olson will make an excellent councilmember

Dear Editor: I am writing in support of Vivian Olson for Edmonds City Council position 5. I am her direct supervisor as aquatics director at Harbor Square Athletic Club and have known her professionally and personally for a long time. Vivian is a swim coach and highly sought-after instructor at our Club. She is a team player…

Letter to the editor: As mayor, Mike Nelson can bring our city together

Editor: I’m writing today in support of Mike Nelson, candidate for mayor.  I had the opportunity to attend one of the mayoral debates and I was impressed with his ability to express himself and his views in a clear and respectful manner. It was obvious to me he cares about this special place and is…

Letter to the editor: Alicia Crank would strengthen the city council

Editor: I have talked to Alicia Crank several times in the last few months and have heard her speak about numerous local issues in recorded candidate interviews. Each time I came away impressed and excited by the idea that this very talented person might become a member of our city council. For those who don’t…

Letter to the editor: Judge Paul Thompson ‘passionate, smart and dedicated’

Editor: As a new resident of Edmonds, but a longtime follower of Snohomish County politics, I am writing in support of Judge Paul Thompson for the upcoming election. Judge Thompson was appointed to the Snohomish County Superior Court bench late last year and is now running to retain his position. Besides being exceptionally well-qualified for…

Letter to the editor: How do you decide?

Editor: All the candidates seem to say the same things – the things they think voters want to hear. So how do you figure out who to vote for? I have discovered that you can’t rely on the superficial evidence – which is all you get if you read or listen to campaign statements.  You…

Letter to the editor: Questions for the former mayors and councilmembers

Editor: Regarding the recent letter from former mayors and city councilmembers, thank you for your past service. Edmonds is what it is today for your contributions. Having relocated to Edmonds only a few years ago, I (like many) am awed by the natural beauty that surrounds us. That beauty, the majesty of our home, is one…

Letter to the editor: Diane White is a champion for equity issues

Editor: I have had the pleasure of serving on the Equity in Funding committee for the Edmonds School district under the direction of Diana White. Over the past two years I have witnessed Diana seeking answers to tough equity issues the ESD is facing. Diana seeks opportunities to create equity throughout our schools by asking lots of questions and…