Snohomish County Councilman helps make Washington’s electoral votes official

Snohomish County Councilman Dave Gossett of Mountlake Terrace helped make Washington’s 12 electoral votes for President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden official on Dec. 17.

Gossett represented the 2nd Congressional District at a gathering of Washington electors in Olympia Monday.

Gossett and representatives from the state’s other nine congressional districts were chosen last spring at district conventions. The state Democratic convention selected two at-large delegates.

Each state gets one electoral vote for each seat it has in the House of Representatives plus two at-large electoral votes.

Washington and all but two other states give all of their votes to the candidate who gets the most votes in the state.

Evan Smith can be reached at schsmith@frontier.com

More in Local News

District takes steps to secure school campuses

Safety measures have been enhanced at Hawthorne and Silver Firs elementary schools in Everett.

Local police join thousands honoring slain Canadian officer

Abbotsford Const. John Davidson was killed Nov. 6 in a shootout with a suspected car thief.

Hard work is paying off for Mariner High senior

Mey Ly has excelled in school since moving here from Cambodia; she also serves as an intrepreter.

1 arrested after SWAT team moves in on Marysville house

The incident was connected to an earlier robbery.

Darrington School Board race might come down to a coin flip

With a one-vote difference, a single ballot in Skagit County remains to be counted.

Herald photos of the week

A weekly collection of The Herald’s best images by staff photographers and… Continue reading

No easy exit from Smokey Point shopping complex

There’s just no easy exit on this one. A reader called in… Continue reading

County Council upholds ban on safe heroin injection sites

At Monday’s public hearing, more than 15 people spoke in support of the ban. No one spoke against it.

Lynnwood, Marysville, Sultan consider ban on safe injection sites

If approved, they would join Lake Stevens and Snohomish County, which have temporary bans.

Most Read