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South County Politics
August 28  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Voters in Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Bothell, Mill Creek and the rest of Snohomish County Council District 4 will see 10 candidates on the November ballot for three positions on the Snohomish County charter-review commission.

Each of the county’s five council districts elects three commission members.



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August 27  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Voters in Edmonds, Lynnwood, Woodway and the rest of Snohomish County Council District 3 will see 16 candidates on the November ballot for three positions on the Snohomish County charter-review commission.

Each of the county’s five council districts elects three commission members.



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August 27  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen and representatives of federal veterans’ organizations will meet with local vets Saturday at the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center.

The Saturday meeting is scheduled for 1-2:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 23000 Lakeview Drive., Mountlake Terrace.



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August 26  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
You’ll see a lot of familiar names on the November ballot for positions on the Snohomish County charter-review commission.

Ballots will include a state senator, several former office holders, and several current and former candidates for public office.



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August 21  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Brier Councilman Dale Kaemingk faces challenger David Wines in the Nov. 3 general election.

The two are running for a four-year term. Two other four-year positions and a two-year "at-large" position on the seven-member council also are on the November ballot.



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August 20  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Here are final results of the Aug. 4 primary election in South Snohomish County as certified Tuesday, Aug. 18, by the Snohomish County canvasing board:

(* Qualifies for Nov. 3 general-election ballot)

Snohomish County Council

District 3 (Edmonds, Lynnwood, Woodway, unincorporated areas around those municipalities)



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August 20  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Lynnwood City Council incumbent Sid Roberts will face challenger George Hurst on the Nov. 3 general-election ballot.

Hurst and Roberts recently sent statements introducing themselves to voters. Here are their statements in the order their names will appear on the ballot and in the voters’ pamphlet:

Lynnwood City Council, Position #6



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August 19  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Maria Ambalada, who ran third in the Aug. 4 primary for a position on the Lynnwood City Council, has endorsed incumbent Councilman Loren Simmonds over general-election challenger Shirley Sutton.



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August 19  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Incumbent Fire District 1 Commissioner Richard Schrock and challenger Mike Luke will meet in the Nov. 3 general election.



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August 18  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Brier Councilman at-large John Joplin faces challenger Ken Yohe in the Nov. 3 general election.

The at-large member serves on the council for two years along with six others who serve for four years, with three elected this year and three elected two years ago.



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August 17  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
School Board candidates Carin Chase and Bill Willcock will run in the Nov. 3 general election for the position that director district 1 Director Kory DeMun is giving up.



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August 14  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Members of an Edmonds service club found less trash along the side of Highway 104 during an early August cleanup event than they have in recent quarterly events.

Twelve members of the Edmonds Daybreaker Rotary Club and two youth volunteers picked up broken CDs, plastic bags, empty beer and cigarette boxes and other items along the highway Aug. 8.



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August 14  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Edmonds City Council candidates Alicia Crank and Dave Teitzel will run in November for the position that Councilwoman Joan Bloom is giving up after one four-year term.

The two recently sent statements introducing themselves to voters. Here are those statements:

Edmonds City Council Position 5



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August 12  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Lynnwood City Council incumbent Loren Simmonds holds a lead in votes from the Aug. 4 primary election counted through Monday but had less than the majority vote that he will need to win in the Nov. 3 general election.



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August 10  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Edmonds School Board incumbent Gary Noble leads challenger Mary Murphy in results of the Tuesday primary that apparently has eliminated candidate Mark Norton, the candidate who had the endorsement of the Herald.



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August 10  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
The 1st District Democrats will not have their normal monthly meeting Monday. Instead, the District Democratic organization will have its annual picnic Saturday, Aug. 22 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Brightwater facility on highway 9 north of Woodinville.

The District Democratic organization normally meets the second Monday of each month in Bothell.



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August 6  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Lynnwood City Council challenger Chris Frizzell leads incumbent Benjamin Goodwin in early results of the Tuesday primary that eliminated candidate Douglas Jones, who had announced in late May that he had suspended his candidacy for the position.



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August 5  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
In a few days we’ll know whether Snohomish County voter turnout for the primary election will exceed the expected 30 percent.



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August 3  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Voters can cast their ballots for the primary election in person Monday and Tuesday on an accessible voting unit at the Lynnwood Library.

Such units are designed for disabled people to vote independently, but anyone can use them.



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August 3  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Voters who send their ballots by mail Tuesday need to be sure that they send them in time to get a Tuesday postmark.

That means leaving them by 5 p.m. at the downtown Edmonds post office or the Perrinville post office or by 6 p.m. at the Lynnwood post office.



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July 30  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
The local voters pamphlet for the Aug. 4 primary covers candidates in parts of Snohomish County from Lynnwood to Stanwood.

They’re all in one pamphlet because Snohomish County elections officials printed only one pamphlet for this year’s primary.



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July 28  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Early primary-election ballot returns for the Aug. 4 primary election are arriving at the Snohomish County auditor’s office in Everett at a pace that would lead to a final turnout in the estimated range of 25-26 percent.

Elections officials base their estimates on turnouts in recent primaries in odd-numbered years.



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July 23  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Mountlake Terrace plans to combine the money that will come from the state capital budget with previously allocated state money, money from other grants and money from local bonds to pay for the planned revitalization of Main Street in a few years.

City Manager Arlene Fisher says that revitalizing Main Street will improve the city’s downtown infrastructure.



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July 22  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Voters who don’t have their ballots should contact Snohomish County Elections at 425-388-3444.

County elections officials mailed ballots Thursday, July 16, to all registered voters in the county.



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July 22  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Tonight is the forum in Lynnwood for candidates for Snohomish County executive, county council and the Lynnwood City Council.

The event is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood.



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July 22  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
New Washington voters can register through Monday, July 27, to vote in the Aug. 4 primary election, but they must register in person at the Snohomish County auditor’s office in Everett.

The deadline for registration by mail or online, or for previously registered Washington voters to file a change of address, was July 6.



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July 20  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Ballots for the Aug. 4 primary election are on their way.

Snohomish County elections officials mailed ballots Thursday, July 16, to all registered voters in the county.

County Elections Manager Garth Fell said recently that voters who don’t get their ballots by Wednesday, July 22, should contact Snohomish County elections at 425-388-3444.



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July 20  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Candidates for Snohomish County executive, county council and the Lynnwood City Council will appear at a forum Wednesday in Lynnwood.

The event is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood.



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July 16  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Voters’ pamphlets for the Aug. 4 primary election are in the mail.

Snohomish County elections officials sent the pamphlets Wednesday by bulk mail to all residential addresses in the county. While general-election material is divided among several editions for different parts of the county, the county prints only one countywide pamphlet for the primary.



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July 15  |  By Evan Smith, Herald Writer
Friday, July 17, is the deadline to register as a write-in candidate for the Aug. 4 primary election.

Registered write-in candidates have their votes counted even with minor misspellings or with wrong or missing party preferences.



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