South County Politics

Ryu’s ‘safe streets’ bill from 2011 finally gets through Senate

State Rep. Cindy Ryu’s first bill to pass the House of Representatives when she joined the Legislature in 2011 was the “Safe streets” bill, which… Continue reading

Nearly enough votes received to validate MLT election

Nearly enough Mountlake Terrace voters had returned their ballots by Monday for the Tuesday special election to validate the election for a bond issue for… Continue reading

MLT officials to discuss next steps after bond measure falls short of 60 percent requirement

Mountlake Terrace officials will have to discuss their next steps now that a ballot measure for bonds for a civic campus appeared to be falling… Continue reading

Supporters of losing MLT campaign see need for citizen involvement

Supporters of the Mountlake Terrace bond measure that fell short of the required 60 percent majority in the Tuesday election issued a call Wednesday for… Continue reading

Moscoso gets award for promoting rights of immigrants

Democratic 1st District state Rep. Luis Moscoso was honored last week for his efforts to help Washington state immigrants. The Northwest Immigrants’ Rights Project gave… Continue reading

Candidate filing by mail started Monday

Candidate filing for the August primary and November general election started Monday. The official filing dates are May 13-17, but candidates may file by mail… Continue reading

McAuliffe wants to ask voters to establish high-earner income tax

Democratic state Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe wants a referendum on the November ballot on a state income tax to pay for education. The referendum also would… Continue reading

Live broadcasts of Edmonds Council meetings start tonight

Edmonds City officials expect tonight’s City Council meeting to be the first shown completely live on the city’s cable television channel. The city tried to… Continue reading

Voters in Mountlake Terrace, Brier to get primary ballots that will decide nothing

More than 11,500 voters in Mountlake Terrace and a few thousand more in Brier will get ballots for the August primary although they have nothing… Continue reading

South County voters returning primary ballots slowly

South Snohomish County voters are returning their ballots at a slower rate than voters in the rest of the county, despite primary contests in Lynnwood… Continue reading

County seeks opponents of Lynnwood EMS levy for voters’ pamphlet statement

Opponents of the Lynnwood EMS levy on the November ballot may apply to join the committee preparing the “con” statement for the voters’ pamphlet to… Continue reading

Incumbent Lynnwood mayor holds on to second place in primary vote

Incumbent Lynnwood Mayor Don Gough appeared to be surviving a tight four-way primary election as more results from the Tuesday primary were released Wednesday afternoon.… Continue reading

Former Lynnwood Councilman Jim Smith surviving tough three-way primary

Former Lynnwood City Councilman Jim Smith is apparently surviving a tight three-way primary for a position on the council that Councilman Mark Smith gave up… Continue reading

Lynnwood mayor using own money to survive primary

If incumbent Lynnwood Mayor Don Gough survives the Aug. 6, primary election, as results reported Friday afternoon indicate that he will, it may be due… Continue reading

Former Lynnwood councilwoman leads primary in attempt for political comeback

Former Lynnwood Councilwoman Ruth Ross apparently has taken the first step toward a return to the council with a lead in returns from the Aug.… Continue reading

Congressman Larsen in Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds Thursday

Democratic Congressman Rick Larsen will appear twice in Mountlake Terrace and once in Edmonds Thursday. Larsen will hold a community coffee from 10 to 11… Continue reading

Leader in Lynnwood mayoral primary says voters are looking for new leadership

The leader in the Aug. 6 primary for Lynnwood mayor says that voters were eager for new leadership. Political newcomer Nicola Smith led primary election… Continue reading

Mountlake Terrace council candidates release introductory statements

Appointed incumbent Mountlake Terrace City Councilman Bryan Wahl faces challenger Leonard French in a November election contest for the final two years of the term… Continue reading

South county races shape up after primary

Appointed incumbent Lynnwood City Councilman Christopher Boyer and incumbent Fire District 1 Commissioner Bob Meador will advance to the Nov. 5 general election. Snohomish County… Continue reading

Wambolt leads Edmonds Council candidates in fundraising

Former Edmonds City Councilman Ron Wambolt, who is trying to make a comeback in the November election, leads all candidates for the council in fundraising.… Continue reading