South County Politics

Introductory statements from a Mountlake Terrace City Council incumbent and his challenger

Incumbent Mountlake Terrace City Councilman Douglas McCardle faces challenger Stephen Barnes in the Nov. 5 general election. Here are their introductory statements: Stephen Barnes What… Continue reading

Issue statements from Lynnwood Council candidates Lovitt and Ross

Former Lynnwood City Councilwoman Ruth Ross faces real estate broker Douglas Lovitt in the Nov. 5 election for the council position that Councilwoman Kerry Lonnergan-Dreke… Continue reading

Introductory statements from an incumbent Edmonds City Councilwoman and her November challenger

Incumbent Edmonds City Councilwoman Adrienne Fraley-Monillas faces a challenge in the Nov. 5 general election from the man she replaced four years ago, Ron Wambolt.… Continue reading

MLT candidates spar over economic vitality, public outreach

Appointed incumbent Mountlake Terrace City Councilman Bryan Wahl and his challenger Leonard French in the Nov. 5 election were among candidates who answered questions at… Continue reading

Reps. Liias, Roberts hold health care town-hall event Tuesday in Edmonds

Democratic state Reps. Mary Helen Roberts and Marko Liias will hold a town-hall meeting on health care at the Swedish/Edmonds hospital campus Tuesday. The event… Continue reading

Edmonds, Lynnwood council members oppose election by district

Seattle voters have decided to start electing most of their city council members by district, but council members in Edmonds and Lynnwood don’t want their… Continue reading

Edmonds council race is expensive, contentious

Former Edmonds City Councilman Ron Wambolt’s challenge to incumbent Councilwoman Adrienne Fraley-Monillas is the city’s most expensive November election, and it’s becoming one of the… Continue reading

Elections officials expect flurry of last-minute ballots

Ballot return remained slow Tuesday morning, but Snohomish County elections manager Garth Fell says that he expects a flurry of election-day activity. Fell said Tuesday… Continue reading

Another voice against districts for city council elections

After Seattle voters decided to start electing most of their city council members by district, council members in Edmonds and Lynnwood said here that they… Continue reading

Final, certified S. Snohomish County election results

Snohomish County officials certified final results of the Nov. 5 general election Nov. 26. The results show that south county voters in the Edmonds School… Continue reading

A Republican candidate in the 21st Legislative District

A Republican plans to run for the State House of Representatives seat in the 21st Legislative District being vacated by Democrat Marko Liias. He’s Jeffrey… Continue reading

Larsen hosts community talk

Congressman Rick Larsen will host a community coffee in Lynnwood on Saturday. Larsen invites constituents to join him to discuss issues important to them. The… Continue reading

Larsen opens a line to residents

Congressman Rick Larsen will hold a telephone town hall meeting for residents of the 2nd Congressional District Wednesday. Larsen will discuss efforts to support job… Continue reading

Hayden expects to be among applicants to fill Edmonds Council vacancy

Randy Hayden, who lost a bid for a position on the Edmonds City Council in the November election, expects to be among applicants to fill… Continue reading

Apply for Edmonds council by Jan. 17

Applicants for the vacancy on the Edmonds City Council have until Jan. 17 to apply for the position. Potential applicants can get application forms at… Continue reading

Reviewing 2013 in south county politics

South Snohomish County politics in 2013 featured an election that brought big changes to Lynnwood city government but none to the governments of Edmonds, Mountlake… Continue reading

Lynnwood’s new city government

The Lynnwood city government that begins the new year will consist mostly of elected officials with less than three years in office. Here are Lynnwood’s… Continue reading

South County voters approved initiative on labeling genetically modified food

South Snohomish County voters approved the initiative on the November ballot that would have required labeling of genetically modified food. The initiative failed statewide by… Continue reading

Edmonds Council appointee to serve through 2015 election

When the Edmonds City Council appoints a new member early next year, the appointment will last through certification of the 2015 election. The Council has… Continue reading

Cast ballots in person Monday and Tuesday on accessible units

By Evan Smith In-person voting for the Tuesday general election is available Monday and Tuesday on accessible units at the Lynnwood Library, at the Snohomish… Continue reading