By Evan Smith
Ballots for 2017 will include city positions in Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Brier and Woodway, along with two positions on the Edmonds School District board.
Voters in Lynnwood, Brier and Woodway will elect mayors, while those cities along with Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace will fill council positions.
Also on the ballot will be places on the boards of Snohomish County Fire District 1, the Alderwood Water and Wastewater District, the Olympic View Water District, Hospital District 2 and the Edmonds Port District, along with the Snohomish County Council position for County Council District 4, which Democrat Terry Ryan represents, a district that includes Mountlake Terrace and Brier, along with Mill Creek, the Snohomish County part of Bothell and unincorporated areas near those cities.
The county council position is the only partisan position on south Snohomish County ballots. It will appear on both the Aug. 1 primary-election ballot and the Nov. 7 ballot. Non-partisan positions with only one or two candidates will appear only on the November ballot. Those with three or more also appear on the primary ballot.
Voters in Edmonds will fill the city council positions now held by Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, Kristiana Johnson and Mike Nelson, and the municipal court position held by Linda Coburn. Mayor Dave Earling and four council members are in the middle of four-year terms.
Lynnwood voters will fill positions held by Mayor Nicola Smith and by council members Christopher Boyer, Ian Cotton and Ruth Ross. Four council members are in the middle of four-year terms.
Mountlake Terrace ballots will include the positions held by City Council members Doug McCardle, Rick Ryan, Jerry Smith and Kyoko Wright. Three other council members are in the middle of four-year terms. Smith now presides over the council in Mountlake Terrace’s council-manager form of government with the title of mayor.
Brier voters will fill the positions held by Mayor Bob Colinas and by City Council members Mike Gallagher, Martin Krienke, John Joplin and Marc Olson. Three council members are in the middle of four-year terms.
Woodway ballots will include positions held by Mayor Carla Nichols and by Town Council members Bill Anderson, Kent Saltonstall and Thomas Whitson. Two council members are in the middle of four-year terms.
Voters throughout the Edmonds School District will fill two of the five positions on the school board, the positions held by Ann McMurray and Susan Phillips. The school district includes Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Woodway, unincorporated areas near those municipalities, and most of Brier.
Ballots in the unincorporated areas of Snohomish County between Everett and the Snohomish-King County line will include the Fire District 1 position held by David Chan.
Voters in the Alderwood Water and Wastewater District, centered around Lynnwood, will fill the positions held by Mike Dixon and Larry Jones, while voters in the Olympic View Water and Sewer District, around Edmonds, will fill the position held by Mike Harrigan.
Evan Smith can be reached at email@example.com.