By Doug Petrowski
The filing period for candidates wishing to run for local political office this fall closes on Friday, and unless there’s a last-day rush of filings the nine city offices that are up for election in Brier and Mountlake Terrace will be uncontested runs for the nine incumbents.
In City of Brier races, current Mayor Bob Colinas has filed for re-election; no one has signed up to oppose him as of Thursday. In the four council positions, incumbents Marc Olson, Martin Krienke, Michael Gallagher and John Joplin have all filed and have no opponents as-of-yet.
In Mountlake Terrace, five council positions will be on the fall ballot, with all five incumbents attempting to retain their seats. Kyoko Matsumoto Wright has filed to run again for Position 4, as has Rick Ryan in Position 1, Jerry Smith in Position 2, Doug McCardle for Position 3 and Bryan Wahl for Position 5.
In other offices, Ann McMurray of Brier has filed to run again for the Edmonds School District Board. McMurray has served on the board since 2005. As of Thursday she is running unopposed for her District 2 post.
Mountlake Terrace resident Robert Reedy has filed to run for the District 4 seat on the Snohomish County Council, a position currently held by Terrace resident Dave Gossett. The only other candidate to file for the District #4 post as-of-Thursday is Terry Ryan of Mill Creek.
Potential candidates have until 4 p.m. on Friday to file online for the opportunity to run for office and until 5 p.m. on Friday to file in person at the Snohomish County Auditor’s office in Everett.