County GOP party names new chairwoman

Billye Brooks-Sebastiani narrowly defeated Larry Stickney on Saturday to win a two-year term as chairwoman of the Snohomish County Republican Party.

Sebastiani beat Stickney by a handful of votes cast by precinct committee officers during the party meeting at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, officials said.

Sebastiani, an Arlington resident, was the party’s vice-chairwoman entering Saturday’s contest. She is also a board member of the Evergreen Republican Women’s Club and a former district director of the Washington Federation of Republican Women.

“She did a heck of a job for me,” said Bill Cooper, the outgoing party chairman. “I had significant dependence and reliance on her and she came through.”

Cooper told fellow Republicans in October he had decided not to seek re-election for personal reasons.

Stickney, also an Arlington resident, is well-known among GOP rank-and-file. Most recently he managed Snohomish County Councilman John Koster’s unsuccessful campaign for Congress. Afterward he angered state and national Republican Party leaders by blaming them for not doing more to help Koster in the race.

Also Saturday, county Republicans elected Brian Luke as the party’s vice-chairman and Jim Donner and Olga Farnam as representatives on the GOP state committee.

Meanwhile, Democrats will choose a new party chairman for Snohomish County this Saturday. Bill Phillips, the current chairman, is not seeking re-election.

More in Local News

Man arrested after police find van full of drugs, cash and guns

An officer on patrol noticed a vehicle by itself in the middle of a WinCo parking lot at 2 a.m.

Bolshevik replaces BS in Eyman’s voters pamphlet statement

The initiative promoter also lost a bid to include a hyperlink to online coverage of the battle.

After work to address issues, Lynnwood gets clean audit

The city has benefited from increased revenues from sales tax.

Man with shotgun confronts man on toilet about missing phone

Police say the victim was doing his business when the suspect barged in and threatened him.

Detectives seek suspect in woman’s homicide

Alisha Michelle Canales-McGuire was shot to death Wednesday at a home south of Paine Field.

Car crashes near Everett after State Patrol pursuit

The driver and a second person in the car suffered injuries.

Smith Island habitat restoration cost to rise $1.2 million

The project is intended to increase survival rates for juvenile chinook salmon.

A customer walks away after buying a hot dog from a vendor on 33rd St and Smith Street near the Everett Station on Friday. The Everett Station District Alliance pictures the area east of Broadway and south of Hewitt Avenue as a future neighborhood and transit hub that could absorb expected population growth. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
How can Everett Station become a vibrant part of city?

A neighborhood alliance focused on long-term revitalization will update the public Tuesday.

Jim Mathis, the Vietnam veteran whose Marysville garden was recently featured in The Herald, died Wednesday. Mathis, who suffered from PTSD and cancer, found solace in his beautiful garden. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Vietnam veteran Jim Mathis found peace in his garden

The Marysville man who served two tours died Wednesday after suffering from cancer and PTSD.

Most Read