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.
The 15 charter-review commissioners serve one-year terms every 10 years to review the county charter and propose possible amendments for upcoming ballots.
Candidates in District 4 recently sent short statements introducing themselves to voters. Here are those statements, in the order the candidates’ names will appear on the November ballot and in the voters’ pamphlet:
Edward “Ed” J. Barton: Serving on Mill Creek’s Planning Commission, I saw an effective, non-partisan government that served the people with elected representatives that listened. Our county charter, all officials and commissioners must reflect these same goals.
Robert Reedy: I grew up in Mountlake Terrace and have been appointed or volunteered for several boards and commissions. I trust the people of Snohomish County and I will serve with an open mind.
Cheryl Stanford: My goal is to prioritize public involvement and transparency in the decisions our county government makes. I currently serve as vice chair of the Snohomish County Planning Commission.
Herbie Martin: Served in U.S. Army 20 years; served Washingtonians needing assistance from DSHS for 15 years; Seattle University — Master of Arts Degree; Washington State Labor Council – Vice President since 2013; Requesting your Vote.
Heidi Munson: No response.
Nancy Dawson: I live in unincorporated Snohomish County, which makes county government my local government and makes the efficient running of it important. With experience in business-process improvements, I’ll be an asset to charter review.
Rick DeWitt: No response.
Bill Johnson: Experienced business and non-profit executive for over 25 years, whose focus will manage responsible growth for our county.
Brian Travis: Snohomish County has been my home since 2007.
I want to ‘Keep Freeways Free’ by repealing all tolls on highways, and bridges. We need to find ways to make life affordable again.
Bob Terwilliger: I have 34 years of experience in Snohomish County government. I am well qualified to serve on the Charter-Review Commission from Council District 4. I am a good listener.
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