Election 2017

Post bond loss, Sultan school board hopefuls talk frugality

Candidates running for Sultan’s school board share one idea in common. They are focused on making the most of the district’s funding, especially… Continue reading

Franklin says she’s candidate of change

When the year began, Cassie Franklin figured to be rooting on Mayor Ray Stephanson in his pursuit of re-election. Then he phoned her… Continue reading

Mayoral candidate Judy Tuohy cites Everett roots as crucial

Judy Tuohy is a native of Everett and when you’re running for mayor that can mean a lot. In fact, she’s the only… Continue reading

Grad rates and budgets concern Edmonds School Board hopefuls

Three candidates are competing for the District 4 seat on the Edmonds School Board now held by school board President Susan Phillips, who… Continue reading

Everett mayoral candidate Brian Sullivan touts his experience

Brian Sullivan has staked his political future on experience as he seeks to become Everett’s next mayor. That same experience has become a… Continue reading

Two challenge 3-term incumbent in Everett City Council race

One has played a key role across decades in helping to shape the city and its economy. Another has spent much of a… Continue reading

2 challengers take on incumbent for Marysville School Board

Three candidates for a seat on the Marysville School Board say they want to focus on communication, safety and improving graduation rates. They… Continue reading

Everett council candidates speak of fiscal efficiency, wages

The primary race for Position 3 on the Everett City Council includes an incumbent who leads one of the city’s oldest businesses, a… Continue reading

Snohomish mayoral hopefuls push economy, safety, scrutiny

For the first time in decades, voters in Snohomish are directly choosing their mayor. Four candidates are vying for the job, two of… Continue reading

2 challenge 26-year incumbent for spot on Marsyville council

Two new candidates are challenging a councilwoman who has held a seat here for 26 years. Businessman Mark James and teacher Jason Call… Continue reading

Everett mayoral candidates answer voter questions at forum

Four people hoping to become Everett’s next mayor faced the public Thursday, each highlighting a different style and set of experiences for leading… Continue reading

Fire District 1, Lynnwood want to merge emergency services

Snohomish County Fire District 1 and the Lynnwood Fire Department are seeking voter approval for a merger. They want to create a new… Continue reading

Signature-gatherers dispute deadline to make Everett ballot

A city-imposed deadline has come and gone, but backers of a proposal to change the makeup of the Everett City Council are arguing… Continue reading

Five candidates competing for seat on Fire District 1 board

There’s a surge in interest in serving on the board of Snohomish County Fire District 1. Four people have filed to run against… Continue reading

Four in running for Lynnwood City Council, Position 1

Some Lynnwood City Council Position 1 candidates are eyeing plans for population growth. One is focused on the environment. Another says he wants… Continue reading

Despite critics, Nate Nehring racking up endorsements

As Nate Nehring’s political opponents have assailed his youth and brief work history, the appointed Snohomish County councilman has stayed busy winning over… Continue reading

Mayoral candidates appear on same page at Casino Road forum

Voters who’ve been waiting to see the political differences among Everett’s mayoral candidates heard mostly similar answers from them Monday night. All four… Continue reading

Everett mayor’s race brings up firefighters’ old labor disputes

Firefighting is a vital public service, and Everett’s city budget reflects that. The city expects to spend $131.7 million this year from the… Continue reading

For Everett, budget deficits pose an ongoing challenge

It has now been three years since the city of Everett took on the challenge of eliminating growing budget deficits. The city enacted… Continue reading

Two challenging Low for Snohomish County Council seat

Sam Low is eager to prove he’s listened to constituents with an open mind since he won a short term last fall representing… Continue reading