Election 2019

Sheriff concedes as a sergeant gets ready to assume top job

Ty Trenary wants to stay with the sheriff’s office. Sgt. Adam Fortney will take over Jan. 1.

Kentucky governor race too close to call; Dems flip Virginia

Those outcomes could deal a considerable blow to Trump amid impeachment proceedings.

State rejecting affirmative action referendum

It was passing in King County, the state’s most populous, it was being rejected in most other areas.

Edmonds, Lake Stevens and Sultan usher in changes at the top

Edmonds and Lake Stevens voters chose new mayors, as Mukilteans opted against restructuring City Hall.

Bill Sheets and Ardis Hallanger are surrounded by signs as they check their phones as the first numbers come in on election night at the Vintage Cafe on Nov. 5, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Some county contests stay close on election night

Democrat Megan Dunn had a narrow lead in a deep-blue district, other county races too close to call.

Bill Sheets and Ardis Hallanger are surrounded by signs as they check their phones as the first numbers come in on election night at the Vintage Cafe on Nov. 5, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Voters favor a firework ban, early election results say

Changes won’t be made yet, but the outcome may direct the county council’s discussions on the topic.

A sergeant is leading a tense sheriff’s race against his boss

In the first batch of votes, Sgt. Adam Fortney held the lead over Sheriff Ty Trenary, 56–43 percent.

Endorsement of non-candidate doesn’t affect school board race

The backing of Keith Pappas, who dropped out, created rancor in the Stanwood-Camano School Board race.

Tuesday’s election features a ballot full of consequences

And if you’re not registered and want to vote, it’s not too late.

City Council members face off in Lake Stevens mayoral race

Brett Gailey and Kurt Hilt are running to take over for Mayor John Spencer.

School board member steps down — just not the one accused

On Wednesday, parents had called for Stanwood-Camano school board president Al Schreiber to resign.

‘That’s it?’ Stanwood-Camano parents want answers

School district leaders said little to ease concerns about suspect campaign tactics.

Here are 6 numbers to help decipher this election

There’s no cost to voting but millions of dollars are getting spent to influence how ballots are cast

Four fire districts have propositions on November ballot

They are asking voters to approve property tax proposals, their main source of revenue.

Auditor race involves two insiders and a resumé challenge

The outgoing auditor, Carolyn Weikel, says one candidate’s claims about experience are “flatly not true.”

An incumbent and a felon duel for County Council seat

Stephanie Wright is seeking a third term. Opponent Willie Russell is campaigning as a change agent.

Port commission candidates support recent economic strides

District 1 port commissioner Bruce Fingarson and David Simpson square off for a seat at the port.

In Everett school races, they agree more than they don’t

Four candidates seeking two seats back a proposed bond and vow greater openness with community

Who should run Mukilteo: Strong mayor or city manager?

If Proposition 1 passes, the city will join more than 50 statewide that have a council-manager format.

Four Edmonds City Council seats up for grabs in November

Highway 99 development, public outreach and soothing partisan divides are key topics for candidates.

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