Election 2021

Top (L-R): Brian Holtzclaw, Eric Cooke, Judy Williams, Tim Schmitt. Bottom (L-R): Patrick Leonetti, Donna Cross, Dani Gaumond, Rob Johnson.

Recounts in Mill Creek, Stanwood as 2021 election is certified

Another tally is required to settle races for seats on city councils, as well as the Alderwood water district.

 

Mario Lotmore

Lynnwood publisher files new campaign finance complaint against Binda

Mario Lotmore of the Lynnwood Times says the city council winner wasn’t transparent enough.

 

Molly Barnes (top left), Melissa Duque (center left) and Connie Allison (bottom left) won their races. Candidates facing recounts include Erick Cooke and Brian Holtzclaw (top center), Rob Johnson and Dani Gaumond (top right), Judy Williams and Tim Schmitt (bottom center) and Al Schreiber and Gary Forslund (bottom right).

Recounts loom in Mill Creek, Stanwood after Monday tabulation

A battle for a seat on the Alderwood water commission is so close the county may need to recount every ballot by hand.

 

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Updated: 2021 general election results for Snohomish County

Returns for contested races and ballot measures, updated daily as mail-in ballots are counted.

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Hillside homes in Mukilteo are seen from the ferry line on Oct. 20. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

83% of Mukilteo voters don’t want ‘high-density’ housing

A ballot measure’s results won’t immediately change anything, but Mayor-elect Joe Marine sees it as a mandate.

Hillside homes in Mukilteo are seen from the ferry line on Oct. 20. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)
Jordan Sears (left) and Steven Yarbrough.

In mayor race separated by 38 years, Gold Bar goes with experience

Steven Yarbrough, 60, will lead the city after pulling ahead of 22-year-old Jordan Sears in the election.

Jordan Sears (left) and Steven Yarbrough.
Top (L-R): Linda Redmon, Tom Merrill, David Flynn. Center (L-R): Lea Anne Burke, Felix Neals, Karen Guzak. Bottom  (L-R): Larry Countryman, Steve Dana, John Kartak, Brian Mills, Kari Zimmerman.

New Snohomish mayor, council aim to bring city ‘together again’

Conservative Mayor John Kartak has conceded. Two like-minded council members are losing to challengers.

Top (L-R): Linda Redmon, Tom Merrill, David Flynn. Center (L-R): Lea Anne Burke, Felix Neals, Karen Guzak. Bottom  (L-R): Larry Countryman, Steve Dana, John Kartak, Brian Mills, Kari Zimmerman.
Snohomish Mayor John Kartak, Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson, Marysville School Board Director Vanessa Edwards, Everett City Councilmember Paul Roberts. Bottom (L-R): Snohomish Councilmember Larry Countryman, Edmonds City Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, Bothell City Councilmember Rosemary McAuliffe.

Snohomish County voters said goodbye to these 7 incumbents

Collectively, these mayors, councilmembers and a school board director served decades in elected office.

Snohomish Mayor John Kartak, Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson, Marysville School Board Director Vanessa Edwards, Everett City Councilmember Paul Roberts. Bottom (L-R): Snohomish Councilmember Larry Countryman, Edmonds City Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, Bothell City Councilmember Rosemary McAuliffe.
Joshua Binda

21-year-old frontrunner faces campaign finance questions

As Joshua Binda closed in on a Lynnwood City Council seat, his campaign made unusual changes to public disclosures.

Joshua Binda
Bruce Harrell, who ran against Lorena Gonzalez in the race for mayor of Seattle, poses for a photo Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, at his election night gathering in Seattle. Seattle City Council President Lorena González has conceded the mayor’s race, after an updated vote tally on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 showed former Council President Bruce Harrell with an insurmountable lead.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Harrell wins Seattle mayor’s race; Lorena González concedes

He will be the city’s first Asian American and second Black mayor.

Bruce Harrell, who ran against Lorena Gonzalez in the race for mayor of Seattle, poses for a photo Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, at his election night gathering in Seattle. Seattle City Council President Lorena González has conceded the mayor’s race, after an updated vote tally on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 showed former Council President Bruce Harrell with an insurmountable lead.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Bruce Harrell, who is running against Lorena Gonzalez in the race for Mayor of Seattle, campaigns Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, on Election Day at a grocery store in South Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Defund the police candidates stumble in liberal Seattle

Moderate candidates took commanding leads in the races for mayor, city attorney and a key council race.

Bruce Harrell, who is running against Lorena Gonzalez in the race for Mayor of Seattle, campaigns Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, on Election Day at a grocery store in South Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Mary Fosse, left to right, Liz Vogeli, and Paula Rhyne celebrate as election are read aloud Tuesday night at Black Lab Gallery in Everett on November 2, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Contests tighten, new leaders emerge with election tally

A Stanwood incumbent moved ahead, Mill Creek’s mayor fell behind and incumbents in Lake Stevens expanded their leads.

Mary Fosse, left to right, Liz Vogeli, and Paula Rhyne celebrate as election are read aloud Tuesday night at Black Lab Gallery in Everett on November 2, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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7 takeaways from Tuesday’s Snohomish County election results

Young candidates win one and lose one, women lead the way in Everett, and there’s change afoot in Snohomish.

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Whidbey school board incumbents lead in early vote counts

The biggest upset on the island is an Oak Harbor City Council race.

Jerry Cornfield

The Herald’s Jerry Cornfield talks about the election results

Races up and down the ballot and all around Snohomish County.

Jerry Cornfield
Two voters laugh as they drop off ballots at 3000 Rockefeller Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Mukilteo voters pick Marine; tight races abound in Snohomish County

Council races heated up in Mill Creek and Lake Stevens. Mukilteo’s mayoral incumbent was headed for defeat.

Two voters laugh as they drop off ballots at 3000 Rockefeller Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Top row: Vanessa Edwards (left) and Ray Sheldon Jr. Bottom row (from left): Connor Krebbs, Wade Rinehardt and Katie Jackson.

Anti-mandate school board candidates see mixed results here

Mandates, sex ed and critical race theory commanded the spotlight in Snohomish County school races.

Top row: Vanessa Edwards (left) and Ray Sheldon Jr. Bottom row (from left): Connor Krebbs, Wade Rinehardt and Katie Jackson.
Snohomish Mayor John Kartak gives a thumbs up sign as he and supporters wave signs along 2nd Street on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 in Snohomish, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

In Snohomish’s progressive wave, Redmon leads Kartak for mayor

Based on the first tally, Snohomish could be getting a new mayor and more liberal voices on the council.

Snohomish Mayor John Kartak gives a thumbs up sign as he and supporters wave signs along 2nd Street on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 in Snohomish, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Mayor Cassie Franklin, right, kisses her husband David, left, through their masks after getting the first ballot results of the night putting her ahead of opponent Steve Oss in her re-election run for Everett mayor on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett voters elect woman-majority council; Franklin wins easily

The incumbent mayor had 73% of the vote on Election Day. Meanwhile, get used to new faces on city council, thanks to districts.

Mayor Cassie Franklin, right, kisses her husband David, left, through their masks after getting the first ballot results of the night putting her ahead of opponent Steve Oss in her re-election run for Everett mayor on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Snohomish County Councilman Sam Low (center) is congratulated by Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien (right) as results show Low in the lead during an election night party at Nachos Family Mexican Restaurant on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Snohomish County Council incumbents cruise to victory

Preliminary results show Republicans Nate Nehring and Sam Low leading, as well as Democrat Jared Mead.

Snohomish County Councilman Sam Low (center) is congratulated by Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien (right) as results show Low in the lead during an election night party at Nachos Family Mexican Restaurant on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)