Election 2019

The political season gets real: It’s candidate filing week

Candidates are lining up for 188 local races. Watch for turnover among mayors and county officials.

A second city councilman enters the Lake Stevens mayor’s race

The field of candidates, so far, pits a police officer against a firefighter for the city’s top job.

Republican joins a half-dozen Democrats in county race

Mukilteo Councilwoman Anna Rohrbough hopes to compete on heavily Democratic turf.

Crowded race for open Snohomish County Council seat

So far, seven candidates have declared, and there could be more before the filing week in May.

Political change — changes? — coming to Edmonds

The mayor won’t seek re-election this fall, when four of seven city council seats are on the ballot.

Lake Stevens Mayor John Spencer won’t seek re-election

Spencer is endorsing City Councilman Kurt Hilt in this year’s mayoral election.

Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling decides not to seek a third term

“The time is right for me to move on to other things in my life,” he said. He has led the city since 2011.

Snohomish County executive seeks re-election

Dave Somers, a Democrat and former county councilman, was first elected to the job in 2015.

Snohomish County assessor to seek second term

Linda Hjelle is one of several candidates to make early plans for countywide contests this year.

Councilman Mike Nelson announces run for Edmonds mayor

The current mayor, Dave Earling, isn’t ready to discuss his plans.

Marysville councilman announces run for county treasurer

Rob Toyer runs a wealth management company and served in the Marine Corps Reserves.

Elections chief announces he’s running for county auditor

Garth Fell says colleagues will determine when he should recuse himself during the 2019 election.