Election 2021

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A close Lynnwood council race gets closer with latest tally

Another round of ballot counting shook up the leader board for Mukilteo and Mill Creek contests, too.

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Incumbent Everett, Snohomish mayors seem headed for November

After early counting, Cassie Franklin and John Kartak appeared to be headed for the general election.

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Familiar faces making their mark in City Council contests

In Lynnwood, a 21-year-old is winning, while in Edmonds only 81 votes separate three hopefuls.

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Snohomish voters want to keep an extra sales tax for roads

Voters in the Sultan area, meanwhile, were rejecting a larger commission to oversee rural Fire District 5.

Top row (L-R): Lacey Sauvageau, Don Schwab, Jacob L. Vail. Bottom row (L-R): Demi Chatters, Kelly Fox, Ben Zarlingo.

Wave of first-time candidates who seek Everett council posts

Three people in each of two races are running to represent the city’s newly formed Districts 3 and 5.

Top row (L-R): Lacey Sauvageau, Don Schwab, Jacob L. Vail. Bottom row (L-R): Demi Chatters, Kelly Fox, Ben Zarlingo.
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Time is running out if you want a say in Tuesday’s primary

Voters will trim the field in contests for mayor, and seats on city councils, school boards and more.

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Mukilteo Council candidates (top L-R): Louis Harris, Peter Zieve, Tina Over, Ayesha Riaz Khan, Kevin Stoltz; (bottom L-R): Caitlein Ryan, Tom Jordal, Steve Schmalz, Tim Ellis, Carolyn “Dode” Carlson, Alex Crocco.

11 candidates in races for 3 seats on Mukilteo City Council

New and familiar names will face off in the primary to narrow the field to six for the November election.

Mukilteo Council candidates (top L-R): Louis Harris, Peter Zieve, Tina Over, Ayesha Riaz Khan, Kevin Stoltz; (bottom L-R): Caitlein Ryan, Tom Jordal, Steve Schmalz, Tim Ellis, Carolyn “Dode” Carlson, Alex Crocco.
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Videos: Meet the candidates in 6 Snohomish County cities

The League of Women voters conducted moderated video forums for contested races in key municipalities.

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Snohomish County Auditor Carolyn Weikel is predicting 34 percent of the county’s registered voters will cast ballots. FILE PHOTO  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Editorial: A recap of endorsements for the Aug. 3 primary

The Herald Editorial Board makes the following endorsements for primary races in the county.

Snohomish County Auditor Carolyn Weikel is predicting 34 percent of the county’s registered voters will cast ballots. FILE PHOTO  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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Editorial: Crank, Distelhorst for Edmonds City Council seats

Both have the experience and commitment to solutions needed on housing and other city issues.

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Nate Nehring (left), Nicole Ng-A-Qui (center), Richard Yust.

Nehring faces two Democrats in County Council primary

Nicole Ng-A-Qui and Richard Yust are running to unseat the Republican, who joined the council in 2017.

Nate Nehring (left), Nicole Ng-A-Qui (center), Richard Yust.
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Editorial: Gobel best choice for Marysville council seat

Perspective and focus offer the contrast among three strong candidates for the council’s Postion 1.

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L-R: Vanessa Edwards, Wade Rinehardt, Jim Ross, Clarence Shaw.

Marysville School Board candidates focused on transparency

Four candidates are vying for the highly contested District Director 4 seat.

L-R: Vanessa Edwards, Wade Rinehardt, Jim Ross, Clarence Shaw.
L-R: Steve Dana, Karen Guzak, Tabitha Baty.

Big difference in contests for two Snohomish council seats

Incumbent Dana faces ex-council colleague Guzak and activist Baty as 3 first-timers vie for other seat

L-R: Steve Dana, Karen Guzak, Tabitha Baty.
L-R: John Kartak, Linda Redmon, Sam King.

Council prez, Army vet look to unseat Snohomish Mayor Kartak

The incumbent and his challengers have different goals for the city of about 10,100 people.

L-R: John Kartak, Linda Redmon, Sam King.
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Editorial: Schwab, Zarlingo for new Everett council positions

In a field of strong candidates, both have experience to help a newly formed council begin its work.

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Snohomish asks voters to renew sales tax for transportation

Money would pay for overlays and intersection fixes. Foes say city has money and tax no longer needed

Top, L-R: Janelle Cass, Lora Petso. Bottom, L-R: Luke Distelhorst, Will Chen.

Issues abound as Edmonds council appointee seeks to keep seat

Luke Distelhorst faces challengers Janelle Cass, Will Chen, and Lora Petso in the Aug. 3 primary.

Top, L-R: Janelle Cass, Lora Petso. Bottom, L-R: Luke Distelhorst, Will Chen.

Mukilteo to ask voters’ opinion on high-density housing

The city is seeking residents to write statements and rebuttals for the voter pamphlet.

Naz Lashgari (left), Don Gough (center) and Patrick Decker.

Council appointee faces former DEI chair and former mayor

Longtime Lynnwood residents are vying for Lynnwood City Council Position 2.

Naz Lashgari (left), Don Gough (center) and Patrick Decker.