Election 2019

Eight candidates and one seat make for a primary scramble

Eight candidates and one seat make for a primary scramble

Seven Democrats and a Republican are hustling for votes in Snohomish County Council District 2.

Eight candidates and one seat make for a primary scramble
After 20-year hiatus, East County Parks to ask for funding

After 20-year hiatus, East County Parks to ask for funding

A bond could fund improvements at the fairgrounds and Maltby park as well as a new park in Monroe.

After 20-year hiatus, East County Parks to ask for funding
New statewide election system causing concern among auditors

New statewide election system causing concern among auditors

They don’t think VoteWA is ready for prime time but are confident primary results will be accurate

New statewide election system causing concern among auditors
Now’s your chance: Empty political offices await

Now’s your chance: Empty political offices await

No political candidates filed for a half-dozen positions in Snohomish County. Others have withdrawn.

Now’s your chance: Empty political offices await
Candidates who have filed to run for Mukilteo City Council. (Washington Secretary of State)

It’s musical chairs on the Mukilteo City Council for 4 seats

Candidates got in, got out, switched places and faced off for the coming election.

Candidates who have filed to run for Mukilteo City Council. (Washington Secretary of State)
Mayor or manager? Mukilteo voters will decide in November

Mayor or manager? Mukilteo voters will decide in November

“Now is the time for us to be able to take control back of our town,” Councilman Scott Whelpley said.

Mayor or manager? Mukilteo voters will decide in November
Election drama begins as candidates file for dozens of races

Election drama begins as candidates file for dozens of races

Lots of hopefuls jumped in, especially when the current office holder was on the way out.

Election drama begins as candidates file for dozens of races
Ex-Mukilteo Mayor Joe Marine looks to join the City Council

Ex-Mukilteo Mayor Joe Marine looks to join the City Council

And controversial aerospace exec Peter Zieve is eyeing a different Mukilteo council seat.

Ex-Mukilteo Mayor Joe Marine looks to join the City Council
The political season gets real: It’s candidate filing week

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.

The political season gets real: It’s candidate filing week
A second city councilman enters the Lake Stevens mayor’s race

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.

A second city councilman enters the Lake Stevens mayor’s race
Republican joins a half-dozen Democrats in county race

Republican joins a half-dozen Democrats in county race

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

Republican joins a half-dozen Democrats in county race
Crowded race for open Snohomish County Council seat

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.

Crowded race for open Snohomish County Council seat
Political change — changes? — coming to Edmonds

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.

Political change — changes? — coming to Edmonds
Lake Stevens Mayor John Spencer won’t seek re-election

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

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

Lake Stevens Mayor John Spencer won’t seek re-election
Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling decides not to seek a third term

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.

Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling decides not to seek a third term
Snohomish County executive seeks re-election

Snohomish County executive seeks re-election

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

Snohomish County executive seeks re-election
Snohomish County assessor to seek second term

Snohomish County assessor to seek second term

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

Snohomish County assessor to seek second term
Councilman Mike Nelson announces run for Edmonds mayor

Councilman Mike Nelson announces run for Edmonds mayor

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

Councilman Mike Nelson announces run for Edmonds mayor
Marysville councilman announces run for county treasurer

Marysville councilman announces run for county treasurer

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

Marysville councilman announces run for county treasurer
Elections chief announces he’s running for county auditor

Elections chief announces he’s running for county auditor

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

Elections chief announces he’s running for county auditor
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