Election 2015: Sonmore maintains lead over Barnes in latest election results

Mountlake Terrace City Councilmember Laura Sonmore still had a healthy lead over challenger Stephen Barnes in the race for City Council Position 6 in the latest election returns released by the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office Wednesday. Sonmore, the only councilmember to have an opponent in this year’s city council elections, was receiving 64 percent of…

All three council incumbents to serve four more years in Mountlake Terrace

Mountlake Terrace City Councilmember Laura Sonmore led challenger Stephen Barnes 63.25 percent to 36.26 percent Tuesday night, which will likely lead to her fourth full term on the Council. Sonmore, the longest tenured member of the council, was first appointed to the Council in 2000 and has served continuously since then. “It’s huge that the…

Election 2015: Community Transit request for more funding barely passing

Community Transit’s request for new funding to increase bus service throughout Snohomish County was barely passing in election returns Tuesday night. With 45,160 votes counted, Proposition 1 had received 22,953 “yes” votes, or 51 percent, with 22,207 voters saying “no.” The measure would increase the agency’s sales tax by three-tenths of one percent (0.3%). Community…

MLT election results, as of 8 p.m. Tuesday

Here are the general election results for Mountlake Terrace and Brier City Council, as well as Brier Proposition 1, just posted to the Snohomish County Elections website: City of Mountlake Terrace COUNCIL POS 5 Vote Count / Percent Bryan Wahl 1,079 98.36% Write-In 18 1.64% Total 1,097 100.00% City of Mountlake Terrace COUNCIL POS 6…

Just two days left to vote for city, school board, county executive races

A reminder that you have just two days to cast your ballot for local elections, including contested races for Mountlake Terrace City Council and Edmonds School District Board of Directors, and Snohomish County Executive. As of Friday, Oct. 30, just 1,331 ballots — or 11.37 percent — had been returned out of 11,707 ballots mailed…

Local candidates’ contributions and funding as of Oct. 30

Here is the latest information from the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission on our local candidates’ campaign finances. For each candidate, we’ve provided a link to the detailed breakdown of contributions by name and amount. The Washington State Public Disclosure laws require that candidates who spent more than $5,000 on a prior campaign or expect…

Mountlake Terrace City Council candidate Barnes receives Transit Union Local 587 endorsement

Kenny McCormick, President of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587 (atu587.org) informed Mountlake Terrace City Council candidate Stephen Barnes that he has received that union local’s endorsement for the November General Election. ATU 587, with 4,600 members, is the largest ATU local on the West Coast. Barnes, a candidate for Position 6, expressed his appreciation for the…

Election Watch 2015 Q&A: Laura Sonmore, candidate for Mountlake Terrace City Council Position 6

NAME: Laura Sonmore POSITION: Mountlake Terrace City Councilmember, Position 6 What makes you the most qualified of the candidates to serve on the Mountlake Terrace City Council? Qualifications: Experience! Accomplishments: Prudent fiscal management Noticeable street and sidewalk improvements Supporting public safety and environmental issues Funding for youth and senior activities Ongoing park improvements Improved communication with increased City newsletters, …

Election Watch 2015 Q&A: Stephen Barnes, Mountlake Terrace City Council Candidate Position 6

NAME: Stephen Barnes POSITION: Mountlake Terrace City Councilmember, Position 6 What makes you the most qualified of the candidates to serve on the Mountlake Terrace City Council? I am not a career politician and recognize that the vast majority of Terrace citizens are suburbanites who moved here BECAUSE of the suburban life that current Council policies are eroding….

Election Watch 2015: Seaun Richards, candidate for Mountlake Terrace City Council Position 7

The ballots for the Nov. 6 General Election were mailed last week and voters should have received them. As part of our Election Watch 2015 coverage, MLTNews will be reposting candidate statements and videos and also will be publishing a Q&A with the candidates. Candidate Name: Seaun Richards Campaign Phone: 425.218.5996 Email: eat@redonionburgers.com Seaun Richards is…

Want to vote Nov. 3? Monday is deadline for online registration

Monday, Oct. 5 is the last day before the Nov. 3 General Election to update an existing registration or register online or by mail. You may register in person at the county auditor’s office through Monday, Oct. 26. Ballots to military and overseas voters were mailed Sept. 18 and will be mailed out to all…

Edmonds Community College to host Snohomish County Executive forum on Oct. 15

Candidates for the Snohomish County Executive position will appear at a question-and-answer forum at 7 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 15, at Edmonds Community College.  The  event will be held at Edmonds Community College’s Black Box Theatre in Mukilteo Hall, 20310 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. The forum will focus on the Snohomish County Executive position with candidates,…

Brier residents to vote on fireworks ban advisory ballot measure in the fall

Residents in the City of Brier will get to have their say on whether to totally ban fireworks in the City this fall. The November General Election will have an advisory ballot measure asking citizens if they want fireworks totally banned in Brier. Mayor Bob Colinas was the person who pushed for the ballot measure,…

Election 2015: Somers edges ahead of Lovick in race for Snohomish County Executive

The latest results from the primary show a shift in the race for Snohomish County Executive as Council Member Dave Somers, who initially trailed Tuesday night, barely inched ahead of his fellow Democratic rival, incumbent County Executive John Lovick. Somers was leading with 32.37 percent of the vote (24,535), while Lovick was right behind him with 33.26 percent (24,530)…