Election 2021

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Editorial: Endorsements for Everett, Marysville school boards

Everett voters should reelect Mason and Mitchell; Marysville voters should back Sheldon and Edwards.

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Top (L-R): Nicholas Swett, Stephanie Vignal, Benjamin Briles, Connie Allison. Bottom (L-R): Eric J. Cooke,  Brian Holtzclaw, Melissa Duque, Adam R. Morgan.

Mill Creek candidates divided on future of housing, growth

Eight people are vying for four City Council seats. Some of them are railing against new apartments.

Top (L-R): Nicholas Swett, Stephanie Vignal, Benjamin Briles, Connie Allison. Bottom (L-R): Eric J. Cooke,  Brian Holtzclaw, Melissa Duque, Adam R. Morgan.
Ann Davison, left, and Nicole Thomas-Kennedy. The two are both candidates for Seattle city attorney. (Neighbors for Ann Campaign via AP and Nicole Thomas-Kennedy via AP)

Abolitionist or Republican? Stark choice in Seattle race

The two candidates running to be Seattle’s city attorney have politically challenging backgrounds.

Ann Davison, left, and Nicole Thomas-Kennedy. The two are both candidates for Seattle city attorney. (Neighbors for Ann Campaign via AP and Nicole Thomas-Kennedy via AP)
Top row: Vanessa Edwards (left) and Ray Sheldon Jr. Bottom row (from left): Connor Krebbs, Wade Rinehardt and Katie Jackson. (Not pictured: Sherry Weersing)

After year of tumult, new faces vie for Marysville School Board

One candidate is concerned about “Critical Race Theory.” Others see more pressing issues.

Top row: Vanessa Edwards (left) and Ray Sheldon Jr. Bottom row (from left): Connor Krebbs, Wade Rinehardt and Katie Jackson. (Not pictured: Sherry Weersing)
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Editorial: Edmonds, Mukilteo school board endorsements

For Edmonds, Melissa Stepp is endorsed; for Mukilteo, Judy Schwab and Jayme Lee Vail.

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Editorial: Gregerson for Mukilteo; Redmon for Snohomish

Mukilteo voters should return Gregerson as mayor. Redmon should be promoted from the council.

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Top (L-R): Louis Harris, Peter Zieve, Kevin Stoltz. Bottom (L-R): Tom Jordal, Steve Schmalz, Alex Crocco.

Race for Mukilteo City Council is a mix of old and new names

Housing, waterfront and public safety top the list of concerns for candidates.

Top (L-R): Louis Harris, Peter Zieve, Kevin Stoltz. Bottom (L-R): Tom Jordal, Steve Schmalz, Alex Crocco.
Hillside homes in Mukilteo are seen from the ferry line on Oct. 20. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

Mukilteo asks for input on housing density, and it’s complicated

Here’s a guide to what voters should know about the advisory ballot measure. What does it actually do?

Hillside homes in Mukilteo are seen from the ferry line on Oct. 20. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)
Mayor Cassie Franklin delivered her 2022 budget address at Wednesday's virtual city council meeting. (City of Everett)

Editorial: Franklin merits second term as Everett mayor

In her first term, she made difficult cuts but kept essential services going during the pandemic.

Mayor Cassie Franklin delivered her 2022 budget address at Wednesday's virtual city council meeting. (City of Everett)
Kevin Gallagher (from the Snohomish County Official Local Voters’ Pamphlet November 2, 2021 General Election)

Kevin Gallagher, a Marysville City Council candidate, dies

Kevin Gallagher, 52, died at home of natural causes. He was challenging incumbent Councilmember Tom King.

Kevin Gallagher (from the Snohomish County Official Local Voters’ Pamphlet November 2, 2021 General Election)
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Decision time: Ballots on their way to a half-million voters

Races for mayor, city councils and school boards are focal point of the Nov. 2 election in Snohomish County.

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Top (L-R): Kim Daughtry, Steve Ewing. Bottom (L-R): Gary Petershagen, Marcus Tageant.

Developers court Lake Stevens council incumbents with over $20K

Over half of the campaign dollars for four candidates came from people tied to real estate or property development.

Top (L-R): Kim Daughtry, Steve Ewing. Bottom (L-R): Gary Petershagen, Marcus Tageant.
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Editorial: Nehring, Mead, Low for Snohomish County Council

The incumbents for Districts 1, 4 and 5 have worked together effectively for county residents.

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Signs supporting incumbent candidates for the South Whidbey school board were stolen and arranged in a vulgar message on school grounds Sunday. (Contributed photo)

A bad spell during a Whidbey Island school board campaign

The yard signs of incumbents were arranged into a vulgar message on school property.

Signs supporting incumbent candidates for the South Whidbey school board were stolen and arranged in a vulgar message on school grounds Sunday. (Contributed photo)
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Most of this school board candidate’s resume may not be true

Charles Mister Jr. has been arrested, evicted and in regular conflict with neighbors.

Charles Mister (Snohomish County Elections) 20210728
The 214-foot tall cranes work to unload their first cargo shipments at South Terminal at the Port of Everett on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Editorial: Murphy can bring more transparency to port board

Voters will choose between two strong candidates for Everett’s port board, each with years of service.

The 214-foot tall cranes work to unload their first cargo shipments at South Terminal at the Port of Everett on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Editorial: Return James, King to Marysville City Council

Both face knowledgable challengers but have proved their abilities by helping the city move forward.

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Carolyn “Dode” Carlson with Alex Crocco who is ahead by seven votes for second place for a chance at Mukilteo City Council in the general election. (Contributed photo)

Friendly duel in Mukilteo: Candidates await vote recount

And in Lynnwood, a hand recount will decide whether a councilman or ex-mayor advances to the fall election.

Carolyn “Dode” Carlson with Alex Crocco who is ahead by seven votes for second place for a chance at Mukilteo City Council in the general election. (Contributed photo)
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2021 primary election results for Snohomish County

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

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Lashgari surges to the front in close Lynnwood council race

Only two votes separate Don Gough and Patrick Decker in a duel for runner-up and a spot in the general election.

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