Olson kicks off campaign with promise of civil discourse, preserving Edmonds’ charm

Pledging to bring disparate groups together by fostering “civil discourse,” and to preserve Edmonds’ small-town ambience through building codes and architectural standards that “codify charm,” Vivian Olson formally kicked off her campaign for Edmonds City Council Position 5 in a Monday evening event at American Brewing Company in Harbor Square. “The critical issue facing Edmonds right…

Updated: Diana White running for Edmonds City Council Position 6

Updated March 7 with additional details from the candidate Current Edmonds School Board President Diana White said she will run for the Edmonds City Council Position 6 seat being vacated by Councilmember Tom Mesaros. White has been active in multiple City of Edmonds efforts, including roles as a founding member of the Edmonds Diversity Commission,…

City Council candidate Vivian Olson campaign kickoff set for March 11

The Vivian Olson for Edmonds campaign invites the community to her official Campaign Kick Off Fundraiser on Monday, March 11 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at American Brewing Company, Warehouse 102, 180 W. Dayton Street, Edmonds. Attendees are invited to have a beer or a glass of wine, small bites from Dojo Togo food truck, and meet the…

Alicia Crank

Alicia Crank enters the race for Edmonds City Council

Yet another candidate has entered the race for Edmonds City Council. Planning Board member Alicia Crank Monday announced her campaign for Position 5.  She will be running for the seat held by Dave Teitzel, who is not seeking re-election. “As your councilmember, I will work hard to ensure that all of us who live and work…

Candidate forum Sept. 24 in Everett for two PUD Commissioner races

The organization 350 Everett is hosting a candidate forum Monday, Sept. 24 for the two Snohomish County PUD Commissioner races: District 1:  Mary Rollins, Sid Logan District 2: Rebecca Wolfe, David Chan The Sept. 24 meeting of 350 Everett is at the Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave. Social time at 6:30 p.m.,…

Lillian Ortiz-Self

Ortiz-Self to speak at 21 District Democrats meeting Aug. 29

State Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self will be the guest speaker at the Aug. 29 meeting of the 21st District Democratic Party Organization. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in Mukilteo City Hall, 11930 Cyrus Way. Ortiz-Self just returned from a few weeks in Puerto Rico where she visited family and participated in service projects. She will…

South County Politics: Democratic 21st District incumbents start with financial advantage over challengers

The three incumbent Democratic 21st District legislators start their 2018 re-election campaigns with big fundraising advantages over their opponents. Incumbent Democratic State Sen. Marko Liias has three opponents. Incumbent Democratic State Reps. Lillian Ortiz-Self and Strom Peterson each have one. Liias has reported raising $92,289 and spending $45,126, with a campaign debt of $3,000. One…

Scene in Edmonds: Student safety and gun control debate

The topics of student safety and gun control are among the most polarizing discussions today. Those topics came to The Edmonds Center for the Arts Tuesday night as radio station KTTH hosted its latest Freedom Series talk titled “Guns and our Children. The event featured a lively debate between gun rights proponents and KTTH radio…

Republican 32nd District candidates to meet voters July 5, 18

The primary election is Aug. 2, and Alvin Rutledge and David Schirle — Republican candidates in the 32nd Legislative District — will be available to meet voters during two upcoming events in July. Tuesday, July 5, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center, 23000 Lakeview Dr., Mountlake Terrace. Monday, July 18, 10:30…

Reminder: Congressional candidate Walkinshaw to visit Edmonds Saturday

State Rep. Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, who is running for the 7th Congressional District to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, is hosting a meet-and-greet event at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23 at Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Ave. RSVP for the event here. Walkinshaw, a 43rd District Democrat, grew up in Everson in rural Whatcom…

State Senate to hear bill clarifying rights of student journalists

At 8 a.m. Thursday morning, senators in Olympia will hear a piece of legislation that will clarify the rights of student journalists and their advisers, and longtime Mountlake Terrace High School journalism teacher Vince DeMiero will be there to show his support. “I don’t think I’m overstating this,” said DeMiero, who serves as the adviser…

Legislative update from 21st District Rep. Strom Peterson

With the start of the 2016 Legislative Session fast approaching on Jan. 11, I am focused on preparing legislation on a variety of topics including improvements to our public health and safety, further protecting our environment, and supporting our growing need for affordable housing. These are issues I know are important to our state and…

Reminder: Edmonds CC to host Snohomish County Executive forum Thursday

Candidates for Snohomish County Executive will appear at a question-and-answer forum at 7 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 15, at Edmonds Community College. The event will be held at the Black Box Theatre in Mukilteo Hall, 20310 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. The forum will include candidates John Lovick and Dave Somers, and will be moderated by Josh…

Reminder: Coffee with Harry Wednesday to feature City Council candidates Crank, Teitzel

Continuing a six-year tradition, Harry Gatjens will be hosting a second “Coffee with Harry” get-together with candidates for Edmonds political offices on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at Cafe Louvre, 210 5th Ave. S. Candidates appearing this Wednesday are Alicia Crank and Dave Teitzel, running for City Council Position 5. Interested citizens will have…

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…

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…

Chase bill to protect ratepayers’ voting rights heads to House

  A bill to ensure that voters in a water or sewer district retain ultimate control over whether a city or town can assume jurisdiction of their district has passed the Senate and awaits action in the House of Representatives. “These special-purpose districts are created by a vote of the people, for the people. As…

Rep. Strom Peterson’s bill to protect honeybees buzzes over to Senate

After passing the Washington State House of Representatives 67-31 on a bipartisan vote, Rep. Strom Peterson’s bill to protect honeybee colonies and preserve pollen-rich food source is scheduled for a hearing Wednesday in the Senate Natural Resources and Parks Committee. House Bill 1654 would direct the state noxious weed control board to conduct a pilot…

21st District legislators’ Town Hall meeting comes to Meadowdale

Legislators from the 21st District, covering parts of Edmonds and Lynnwood as well as Mukilteo, met with more than 100 constituents at a Town Hall meeting Saturday morning at Meadowdale High School. Sen. Marko Liias and Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, both Mukilteo Democrats, and Strom Peterson, a newly elected Democrat from Edmonds, provided an update of…

Reminder: Chase, Ryu to host 32nd District town hall meeting Saturday, March 14

For those who live in the portion of Edmonds represented by the 32nd Legislative District, State Sen. Maralyn Chase and State Rep. Cindy Ryu will host a town hall meeting from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Shoreline Fire Department, 17525 Aurora Ave. N. You can find your legislative district here. “These…