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: Mike Nelson has track record of accomplishing big goals

To the editor: We are voting for Mike Nelson based on his experience and accomplishments.  At his own expense, he has prepared himself for the mayor role by studying law and working in law enforcement in a city larger than Edmonds. We admire him for showing initiative to accomplish those goals. Developing the Edmonds section…

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…

Commentary: Our Edmonds Marsh — what I know now and how can we help?

I was asked “what did I learn” from the final report from Windward LLC (Windward). The City Council contracted with Windward in 2017 to provide an 18-month site-specific scientific study that would address a number of tasks relating to the ecological function of the Edmonds Marsh and its wildlife.  A primary purpose was to establish…

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…

Commentary: Alliance for Gun Responsibility working to ease tragedy

Three of every four gun deaths in our state are suicides. 512 people took their lives with a gun in recent reporting by the State Department of Health (2016). Working to ease that tragedy is one of the goals of the Edmonds chapter of the Alliance for Gun Responsibility, which met last week to begin…

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: This former mayoral candidate supports Mike Nelson

Dear  Editor I support Mike Nelson for Mayor of Edmonds and urge people to vote for him in the November. Mike has the vision and vigor to lead our city.  He supports the issues that are important to me:  to protect our environment, preserve our historic downtown and protect our taxpayers. Mike has been the…

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: ‘Job interview’ shows why Tibbott is best choice for mayor

Dear Editor, In many respects the campaign for Mayor resembles a job interview for the position of Mayor. Voters (the employer) will select the candidate they conclude is best qualified to fill the job. Campaign promises aside, these are mature men best judged on past performance; they will continue performing as they have in the…