Mead and Carrington lead in Snohomish County Council race

Incumbent PUD Commissioner Sid Logan will likely face Rob Toyer for a spot on the utility board.

EVERETT — The newest Snohomish County Council member and an incumbent Snohomish County Public Utility District commissioner had strong showings Tuesday as they look to keep their seats.

Democrat Jared Mead of Mill Creek, appointed to the county council in April, led three challengers with 44.6% in the first round of ballot counting.

Republican Brenda Carrington of Bothell had 29.4% followed by Democrat Amber King of Mountlake Terrace with 21% and Independent Delia O’Malley of Bothell with 5%.

Mead served on the Mill Creek City Council before winning a seat in the state House of Representative in 2018.

He is not seeking re-election to his house seat but chose to finish his term as a lawmaker, a part-time job paying $56,881 annually, while serving on the county council. State law allows a person to hold both positions.

The two candidates with the most votes in Tuesday’s primary will advance to the Nov. 3 general election. The winner will represent the 4th District which encompasses Mill Creek, part of Bothell, Mountlake Terrace and unincorporated parts of the county.

In the PUD contest, Commissioner Sidney Logan of Arlington leads with 47.2%. Rob Toyer of Marysville holds the second spot with 27% followed by Bruce King of Arlington with 20.9% and Charles Sias of Everett with 4.4%.

At stake is a six-year term representing District 1, which covers the northern half of the county, including Everett, Marysville, Arlington, Granite Falls, Darrington and Camano Island in Island County.

Renewable energy, utility rates and broadband internet were common talking points among the four candidates.

Logan was appointed to the post in March 2017 before winning the November 2018 election to complete the final two years of an unexpired term.

He said he’s happy with the progress made by the PUD toward using renewable energy. He also cited the district’s efforts to remove barriers to fish passage on the Sultan River.

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