Snohomish County general election results certified

After counting 173,494 ballots countywide, the Snohomish County Elections Division certified the Nov. 5 General Election on Tuesday. Voter turnout in the county was 41.53% of all registered voters. You can view all the Snohomish County General Election results here. Mountlake Terrace/Brier 2013 General Election results Snohomish County Council — District 4 Terry Ryan 19,897…

Letter to the Editor: Thanks from council candidate Stephen Barnes

Dear Editor: Thanks, Mountlake Terrace, for the welcoming and exhilarating election experience! I have learned a lot! Thanks to all my supporters who passed out brochures, passed on information, visited my site, www.BetterMLT.com, visited the mltnews.com website to learn more or greeted me in a friendly way at the door. There were a few grumpy…

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to all who helped on campaign trail

Dear Editor: The election is over and we lost. I want to tell everyone who helped and supported me how important I know your contributions to have been. That includes the 143 people who had signs in their yards and the talented souls who made and/or assembled them all. It also includes all the volunteers…

Latest vote count shows McCardle increasing lead in MLT City Council race

Mountlake Terrace City Council member Doug McCardle widened his lead over challenger Stephen Barnes in the race for council position 3 following the latest vote tabulations released by the Snohomish County Election Division on Friday. McCardle is now ahead of Barnes by 172 votes, which equates to more than a 5 percent lead for the…

McCardle has 129-vote lead over Barnes in MLT City Council race

Incumbent Doug McCardle continues to lead in the race for Mountlake Terrace City Council Position 3 in the latest vote totals released by the Snohomish County Election Division on Thursday; McCardle i challenger Stephen Barnes by 129 votes. The county election office is due to release another update on election totals late Friday afternoon. The…

Brier voters stay the course with re-election of mayor, city council

After the Snohomish County Elections Division released the results of vote tabulations done on Wednesday, it was clear that the makeup of Brier City Hall would not change for 2014. Mayor Bob Colinas increased his big lead in the General Election race for Brier Mayor by a percentage point over challenger Adam Gregorich, and will…

Accessible voting machines available Monday and Tuesday at Lynnwood Library

Accessible voting machines for those with disabilities or for anyone wishing to vote will be available on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 4-5 at the Lynnwood Library. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday. The Lynnwood Library is located at 19200 44th Ave. W. This is one of only two accessible voting…

Wahl, French on last-minute campaign blitz for MLT City Council

As the 2013 election season winds down, one of the most strongly contested Mountlake Terrace City Council races featured efforts by the two candidates to put their best face forward and push for a positive spin from the media. Position 5 incumbent Bryan Wahl has spent more than $6,000 in signs, mailings and telephone polling…

Less than a week left to make your election choices

Voters have just a few days left to get their ballots in the mail or a county drop box to qualify for the Nov. 5 General Election, and returns from Mountlake Terrace and Brier are coming in at a slightly higher rate than those elsewhere throughout Snohomish County. As of Oct. 29, 12.03 percent of…

MLT Election Watch 2013: Stephen Barnes

To help prepare Mountlake Terrace voters for the Nov. 5 General Election, MLTnews.com is posting the responses to questions asked of the six candidates running for City Council Positions 3, 4 and 5. Here are the comments, in their entirely, of Stephen Barnes, candidate for Mountlake Terrace City Council Position 3 (Incumbent Doug McCardle has…

Mountlake Terrace Candidates’ Forum, Part 2

Here is the second half of the candidates forums sponsored by the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center Monday night, which was recorded by staff from the Mountlake Terrace High School newspaper, The Hawkeye. We are hoping to post the first half of the forum soon; we have been having technical difficulties and are working to resolve…

MLT/Brier Election Watch 2013: Political newcomer seeks to unseat Brier Mayor

This is another in a series of articles designed to help prepare voters for the Nov. 5 general election. Political newcomer Adam Gregorich knows he has an uphill climb in his race to unseat two-term Brier Mayor Bob Colinas, but Gregorich is by no means winded by the effort. “It’s tough anytime you go up…

Election ballots set to be mailed to voters Thursday

The Snohomish County Elections Division is set to mail ballots on Thursday, Oct. 16, to more than 412,000 voters for the Nov. 5 General Election; Snohomish County conducts all of its elections entirely by mail. The county’s election office was busy earlier in the week as local voters’ pamphlets, one per household, were mailed on…

Candidates face off at MLT forum

By Paxtyn Merten/425 Editor MTHS Hawkeye Candidates for Mountlake Terrace City Council and Snohomish County Council were given a chance to speak about their goals and purposes at a forum held Monday night at the First Baptist Church. The forum included two questions for each candidate, asked by Mike Cooper, Executive Director of the Mountlake…

General election ballots arriving in mailboxes later this week

Ballots for the Nov. 5 general elections should begin arriving in voters’ mailboxes later this week as residents of Mountlake Terrace and Brier will have decisions to make concerning statewide initiatives and advisory votes, a county council position, city council and mayoral posts, and an Edmonds School District Director seat. To be eligible for tabulation,…

Letter to the editor: Bryan Wahl is best person to lead MLT into future

Dear Editor: After having many conversations with Bryan Wahl and getting to know him I can confidently say that Bryan is one of the best, if not THE best person to lead our city through the changes and challenges that our city will face in the coming years. The Puget Sound region is expected to…

MLT Election Watch 2013: City Council Position 5

To help prepare Mountlake Terrace voters for the Nov. 5 General Election, MLTnews.com will post the responses to questions asked of the six candidates running for City Council Positions 3, 4 and 5. Here are the comments, in their entirety, of Bryan Wahl and Leonard French, candidates for Mountlake Terrace City Council Position 5. (A…

Reminder: MLT candidates’ forum Monday

Two Mountlake Terrace groups are co-hosting a candidates’ forum to help prepare city voters for this year’s General Election; the event is scheduled to take place on Monday, Oct. 14, 6-8 p.m. at the Mountlake Terrace First Baptist Church, 22800-56th Ave. W. The First Baptist Church and the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center are co-hosting the…

MLT Election Watch 2013: City Council Position 4

To help prepare Mountlake Terrace voters for the November 5 General Election, MLTnews.com will post the responses to questions asked of the six candidates running for City Council Positions 3, 4 and 5. Here are the replies in their entirety, from Kyoko Wright and Wanda Clarke-Morin, candidates for Mountlake Terrace City Council Position 4. (A…

Ryan easily wins primary, but Reedy still confident in County Council race

With a turnout of less than 22 percent of registered voters countywide, it seems that a lot of Snohomish County voters simply chose not to participate in the Aug. 6 primary election. In Mountlake Terrace and Brier, a low voter turnout may be understandable as most ballots had just one race on it — a…

Primary election ballots coming soon

Primary election ballots will begin arriving in Mountlake Terrace and Brier mailboxes over the next couple of days, but voters will have little to consider on those ballots. The primary will feature all partisan races up for election this year and any non-partisan races with three or more candidates. In Mountlake Terrace and Brier that…