1st and 32nd District incumbents appear to be on their way to reelection

Both 1st District incumbents in the Position 1 and 2 races appear to be on their way to winning reelection. Rep. Derek Stanford, a Democrat, was ahead of Republican challengers Mark Davies 57 percent (7,754)  to 43 percent (5,834) in the Position 1 race. In addition, Luis Moscoso, a Democrat, was leading Republican Edward Barton 52 percent (7,116)…

Nov. 4 general election ballots are in the mail

Here’s a reminder that the Nov. 4, 2014 General Election is a countywide election for all eligible voters. Ballots were mailed Oct. 16. Voters’ pamphlets have also been mailed, one per household. Voters who have not received their ballot by Wednesday, Oct. 22 should contact the Snohomish County  elections division at 425-388-3444. Return your ballot…

Candidates to speak at MLT Community Senior Center on Thursday

Many of the candidates appearing on the November General Election ballot are scheduled to appear at noon, on Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center. Here is the latest schedule: Noon: Informal gathering to visit with Candidates – light lunch will be served (donations accepted) 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Candidates Speak – Candidates for County Executive…

Reminder: Mountlake Terrace Senior Center hosts Meet the Candidates event on Oct. 16

The Mountlake Terrace Senior Center is hosting a Meet the Candidates event on Thursday, Oct. 16. The informal gathering will be from noon- 2 p.m. Candidates invited to participate include Snohomish County Executive John Lovick and opponent Carolyn Eslick, Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary and opponent, Jim Upton, District 1 representative candidate Luis Moscoso and opponent…

Reminder: Candidate forums coming Oct. 16 and 23

Candidates for the Washington State House of Representatives races in the 21st and 32nd legislative districts will appear at a question-and-answer forum 7 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 16. Also, candidates for U.S. House of Representatives races in the 2nd and 7th congressional districts will appear at a question-and-answer forum 7 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 23. Both events…

Reminder: Election forums coming to Sno-Isle Libraries this week

Candidates for state, national and county offices will share their perspectives at library forums in Lynnwood and Mukilteo, sponsored by the Snohomish County League of Women Voters. At the Lynnwood Library, the forum will held Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. The candidates scheduled to attend are: Rep. Jim McDermott and Craig Keller, his…

Mountlake Terrace Senior Center hosts Meet the Candidates event on Oct. 16

The Mountlake Terrace Senior Center is hosting a Meet the Candidates event on Thursday, Oct. 16. The informal gathering will be from noon- 2 p.m. Candidates invited to participate include Snohomish County Executive John Lovick and opponent Carolyn Eslick, Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary and opponent, Jim Upton, District 1 representative candidate Luis Moscoso and opponent…

Candidates to debate at two library forums in October.

Candidates for state, national and county offices will share their perspectives at library forums in Lynnwood and Mukilteo, sponsored by the Snohomish County League of Women Voters. At the Lynnwood Library, the forum will held Oct. 8 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. The candidates scheduled to attend are: Rep. Jim McDermott and Craig Keller, his…

Register to vote during National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 23

As part of National Voter Registration Day, the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County will have voter registration tables at the Lynnwood and Edmonds Libraries on Tuesday, Sept. 23. You can register from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. in Lynnwood and from 2-4 p.m. in Edmonds. The General Election is Nov. 4. Your name must be…

Election 2014: Judge Jeffrey Goodwin lines up endorsements

The campaign to re-elect Judge Jeffrey Goodwin has announced that Goodwin has received endorsements from both the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputies and Lynnwood Police Department. Goodwin’s endorsements also include the Mountlake Terrace Police Officers Association, City of Brier Mayor Bob Colinas, City of Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling, City of Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith, City of…

Rep. Kagi predicts ‘grueling, contentious’ 2015 state legislative session

There will be many key issues before the Washington State Legislature during the 2015 session, but one of them – education – was emphasized by Rep. Ruth Kagi (D-32nd District) in a presentation to the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce during its August networking breakfast Thursday morning. Kagi began by noting that recent redistricting moved the…

Remember to mail your primary election ballot – deadline is today

A reminder to all registered voters that the deadline to vote in the primary election is today (Tuesday, Aug. 5.) The primary includes a range of important races, from Congress to Snohomish County Executive to the state Legislature. All ballots must be postmarked Aug. 5 or turned in to a ballot drop-off location no later than…

Election 2014: Candidate Q&A – State Senator District 32

Editor’s note: This is an installment in a series of questions and answers with candidates who appear on the Aug. 5 primary election ballot. Maralyn Chase 425-312‐3056 maralyn@maralynchase.com Prefers: Democratic Party Background: I was first appointed to the House of Representatives in 2002, I served in the House until 2010 and then moved to the Washington…

Election 2014: Candidate Q&A – State Rep. District 1, Pos. 2

Editor’s note: This is an installment in a series of questions and answers with candidates who appear on the Aug. 5 primary election ballot. Edward J. Barton 206-550‐6442 admin@bartonforwa.com Prefers: Republican Party Background: First and foremost, I am the father of two wonderful daughters – ages 10 and 6.  It is my concern and desire to…

Election 2014: Candidate Q&A – U.S. Rep. District 2

Editor’s note: This is an installment in a series of questions and answers with candidates who will appear on the Aug. 5 primary election ballot Mike Lapointe 2727 Colby Ave Everett, WA 98201 (425) 610‐9601 contact@mikelapointe.org Prefers: Independent Party Background: I have been an elected Union Shop and Union Local Officer. I worked as detox…

Election 2014: Candidate Q&A – Snohomish County Executive

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of questions and answers  with candidates who will appear on the Aug. 5 primary election ballot. James Robert Deal PO Box 2276 Lynnwood, WA  98036 425-771‐1110 james@jamesdeal.com Prefers: Democratic Party YouTube Video: https://jamesrobertdeal.org/videos/ The candidate did not respond with direct answers to the questionnaire. Instead he submitted the following…

Candidates for 32nd District State Senate seat to appear at forum on Thursday, July 17

The three candidates running for the 32nd District State Senate seat are scheduled to appear at a candidate forum at 7 p.m, Thursday, July 17 at the the Richmond Beach Congregational Church. Democrat incumbent Maralyn Chase is running against Democratic challenger Chris Eggen, a Shoreline City Councilmember and Robert Reedy of Mountlake Terrace. The 32nd District includes all or…

Register by Monday, July 7 to vote in Aug. 5 primary

The deadline for voters to register by mail or online for the Aug. 5 primary is Monday, July 7. Register online at:www.vote.wa.gov. The last day to update any registration also is July 7. Voters, however, may register in-person at the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office until July 28. Mail-in registration forms are available at libraries, post…

Rep. Moscoso receives public service award

State Rep. Luis Moscoso, D-Mountlake Terrace, received the Tikkun Olam Award for Public Service last week at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. “I believe that Washington should be a safe and welcoming community where everyone, regardless of race or religion, should be able to pursue their American Dream,” said Moscoso….

Many familiar names on 2014 primary election ballot

Mountlake Terrace and Brier voters now know that they will have a slew of familiar names to consider on the 2104 primary election ballot as the filing period for congressional, legislative, state, county and local positions closed on Friday. Incumbent Congressional Representative Rick Larsen will have two opponents for the Aug. 5 primary election —…

Ballots in mail for Edmonds School District levy, bond election

Registered voters should expect ballots in their mailbox soon for the Feb. 11 Special Election, which includes both Replacement Levy and Construction Bond measures for the Edmonds School District. According to the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office, the ballots were mailed Thursday, Jan. 23. You can learn more about the levy and bond measures in this…

Mountlake Terrace Election Watch 2014: Schools Superintendent talks about levy proposal

Edmonds School District Superintendent Nick Brossoit recently outlined for parents a proposed replacement school programs and operations levy that will appear before school district voters in February. Students from the Mountlake Terrace High student newspaper, the Hawkeye, videotaped a portion of the Nov. 20 presentation at Edmonds-Woodway High School so that it could be rebroadcast…