Election 2021

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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.
Lisa Utter (left), Josh Binda (center) and James Rutherford.

Fair taxation, affordable housing fuel debate in Position 3 race

Lisa Utter, Josh Binda and James Rutherford are seeking Position 3 on the Lynnwood City Council.

Lisa Utter (left), Josh Binda (center) and James Rutherford.
Shirley Sutton (left), Nick Coelho (center) and Christine Eck.

Position 1 candidates share a similar vision for Lynnwood

Two political newcomers and a former City Council member are vying for an open seat

Shirley Sutton (left), Nick Coelho (center) and Christine Eck.
George Hurst (left), Christine Frizzell (center) and Jim Smith.

Lynnwood council colleagues compete in mayoral primary election

Christine Frizzell, George Hurst, and Jim Smith are vying to fill current mayor Nicola Smith’s position.

George Hurst (left), Christine Frizzell (center) and Jim Smith.
Kristiana Johnson (left) and Alicia Crank. (Not pictured: Brian Hartman)

Affordable housing is a big issue in Edmonds council contest

Incumbent Kristiana Johnson faces challengers Alicia Crank and Brian Hartman in the Aug. 3 primary.

Kristiana Johnson (left) and Alicia Crank. (Not pictured: Brian Hartman)
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Editorial: Nehring’s record warrants return to county council

The District 1 council member has led constructive efforts and sought out bipartisan consensus.

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Fined: Elected leaders missed financial disclosure deadline

Among them were the county executive, two County Council members and a mayor.

Snohomish County voters' pamphlet (Snohomish County)

Ready, set, vote: Ballots for Aug. 3 primary go out Thursday

A half-million voters get a say in setting the field for three dozen races for local office.

Snohomish County voters' pamphlet (Snohomish County)
The Everett District Commission had their last meeting on Oct, 19 2020, where they adopted Plan Map A-9. (City of Everett)

Contested races suggest Everett districts working as planned

This year’s elections will be the first for voters to choose City Council members from districts.

The Everett District Commission had their last meeting on Oct, 19 2020, where they adopted Plan Map A-9. (City of Everett)
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Candidate filings start Snohomish County’s election season

More than 300 locals this week formalized their bids for elected office.

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Three Everett council members won’t seek re-election

Jeff Moore and Scott Bader will leave when their terms end. Scott Murphy is running for port commission.

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History, intrigue loom as curtain rises on election season

Candidates can file Monday. Everett will hold first-ever district elections as mayoral battles loom

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Voters give thumbs-up to school levies in Lakewood, Edmonds

Lakewood will use theirs for programs the state does not fund. In Edmonds, the money will replace two schools.

School levies passing in Lakewood and Edmonds districts

For Lakewood, success in passing a supplemental levy follows two defeats in 2020.

Ballots due for school elections in Lakewood and Edmonds

On Tuesday, voters will decide the fate of critical funding measures in each public district.

There are ballot drop boxes scattered around Snohomish County. This one is in the parking lot at the Everett Mall. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Lawmakers move to outlaw fake ballot collection containers

A bill heading to the governor would fine and possibly jail those who set up fraudulent drop boxes.

There are ballot drop boxes scattered around Snohomish County. This one is in the parking lot at the Everett Mall. (Sue Misao / Herald file)