Top (L-R): Scott Bader, Paula Rhyne and Liz Vogeli. Bottom (L-R): Scott Murphy and Paul Roberts.

Top (L-R): Scott Bader, Paula Rhyne and Liz Vogeli. Bottom (L-R): Scott Murphy and Paul Roberts.

Four Everett City Council members make plans to run in 2021

Next year will be the city’s first election for council members based on districts.

EVERETT — Four incumbent city council members and one newcomer are making plans to seek another term in 2021.

Everett Councilmembers Scott Bader, Scott Murphy, Paul Roberts and Liz Vogeli have each filed paperwork with the Public Disclosure Commission to begin raising funds for their respective campaigns.

This fall will be the first election of city council members by districts, a change that voters approved in 2018.

Voters will elect council members in five separate districts next year with the two remaining at-large positions appearing on the ballot in 2023. Boundaries for each of the five districts were formed by a districting commission last year.

The battle in District 1 could be a contest between incumbents Murphy and Roberts. The district spans the Bayside, Delta, Northwest and Riverside neighborhoods.

Paula Rhyne, a legislative aide for Snohomish County Councilwoman Megan Dunn, filed to run in District 2, which includes the Bayside, Glacier View, Lowell, Pinehurst-Beverly Park, Port Gardner, South Forest Park and Valley View neighborhoods.

Vogeli announced she’ll seek another four-year council term as representative of District 4, encompassing Cascade View, Holly, Twin Creeks and Westmont neighborhoods.

Bader filed to run in District 5, in the southeast parts of Everett, including the Cascade View, Pinehurst-Beverly Park, Twin Creeks and Silver Lake neighborhoods.

No candidate has emerged yet in District 3, for the Boulevard Bluffs, Evergreen, Harborview-Seahurst-Glenhaven, South Forest Park, and View Ridge-Madison neighborhoods.

None of the candidates’ campaigns had reported any contributions or expenses.

The formal candidate filing period is May 17–21.

Ben Watanabe: bwatanabe@heraldnet.com; 425-339-3037; Twitter @benwatanabe.

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