South County Politics: Some takeaways from the Nov. 7 election

Results reported from the Nov. 7 general election give early answers to most of the questions that I raised last week. Here are some comments on the results of local elections around south Snohomish County with other comments coming next week: Incumbents, incumbents, incumbents Call it the great confirmation. South Snohomish County voters showed an…

Latest November 2017 election results for Mountlake Terrace

Votes are continuing to be counted in the November 2017 general election. Here is the latest from Mountlake Terrace-area races of interest, as released by Snohomish County Elections at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13: City of Mountlake Terrace City of Mountlake Terrace Proposition No. 1 – Civic Campus Bonds 19/19 100.00% Under Votes 127 Over…

Prop 1 reaches threshold number of votes with 69 percent approval Friday

It appears Mountlake Terrace will get a new City Hall. As of Friday’s election update, the threshold number of 4,030 votes has been passed. With 4,155 votes counted on the measure and 69.65 percent of votes in support of the measure, it appears likely that the measure will ultimately pass. The measure allows the City…

Wednesday election update: Prop 1 still favored, but short on votes

The number of counted ballots continued to rise Wednesday — but 2,578 ballots is still nearly 1,500 short of the 4,030 ballots needed to verify the vote for Mountlake Terrace’s Prop 1 for a new City Hall and police station expansion. Updated results were released by Snohomish County Elections at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8….

Incumbents lead challengers for Mountlake Terrace City Council races

Incumbents were leading challengers in races for Mountlake City Council Tuesday night, Nov. 7, with Mayor Pro Tem Kyoko Matsumoto Wright, Mayor Jerry Smith and Councilmember Rick Ryan all ahead in early returns. “It’s a great evening. Everybody was happy with the result,” said Wright, who was monitoring Tuesday night’s results with fellow councilmembers Smith…

McMurray, Kilgore take early lead in Edmonds School Board races, plus FD1 results

Early election results released Tuesday evening show incumbent Ann McMurray and Deborah Kilgore leading two Edmonds School District Director races. McMurray, who was first elected to the Edmonds School Board in 2005, has 56.22 percent of 14,921 votes. Her challenger, Mitchell Below, has 43.49 percent of votes. “I’m pleased with the preliminary results and looking…

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

Here are the results for Snohomish County Council District 4; Brier Mayor and City Council; Mountlake Terrace City Council; Mountlake Terrace Proposition 1 for a new Civic Campus; Public Hospital No. 2 Commissioners; Fire District and Edmonds School Board — as reported on the Snohomish County Elections website as of Tuesday night, Nov. 7. The…

Reminder: Ballots must be turned in by 8 p.m. on Nov. 7

A reminder that Mountlake Terrace residents don’t need to travel far to drop off their ballots this election. A new, permanent ballot drop box was installed near the intersection of 232nd Street Southwest and 58th Avenue West, in the northeastern corner of the library parking lot. Ballots must be dropped before 8 p.m. on Tuesday,…

South County Politics: Election storylines

Tuesday’s elections in Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace will answer several big questions. Here are some that I’ll be watching: Can Lynnwood’s mayor hold off a councilmember’s challenge? Can Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith hold off a challenge from City Councilmember George Hurst? Recent Lynnwood mayors have faced councilmember challenges with mixed results. Twelve years ago,…

Undecided about Nov. 7 election? Deadline fast approaching — and we can help

A reminder that Mountlake Terrace residents don’t need to travel far to drop off their ballots this election. A new, permanent ballot drop box was installed near the intersection of 232nd Street Southwest and 58th Avenue West, in the northeastern corner of the library parking lot. Ballots must be dropped before 8 p.m. on Tuesday,…

South County Politics: Endorsements; advisory votes

Democrats in the 1st and 32nd legislative districts and the Snohomish County Democrats organization have endorsed candidates for city councils, school boards and other local non-partisan Snohomish County offices. The Snohomish County Republican web site lists endorsements for several cities around Snohomish County but not Mountlake Terrace or Brier. Here are Democrats’ endorsements: Wright gets only Democratic…

Reminder: Ballots due Nov. 7; new drop box in MLT

A reminder that Mountlake Terrace residents don’t need to travel far to drop off their ballots this election. A new, permanent ballot drop box was installed near the intersection of 232nd Street Southwest and 58th Avenue West, in the northeastern corner of the library parking lot. Ballots must be dropped before 8 p.m. on Tuesday,…

South County Politics: Registration deadline; fundraising

New Washington voters can register through Monday, Oct. 30 New Washington voters can register through 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, to vote in the Nov. 7 general election, but they must register in person at the Snohomish County auditor’s office in Everett. In-person registration is at Snohomish County Elections, County auditor’s office, 3000 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, First Floor, Administration Building West….

Election ballots have arrived — and we can help

Election ballots have arrived–and we have resources to help you make an informed decision. We’ve created the following pages devoted to video interviews and candidate forums we’ve recorded — plus a list of handy resources covering everything from voter registration deadlines to the location of ballot drop boxes. Mountlake Terrace voters face decisions in races…

With decision time near, find election resources here

With ballots expected in voters’ mailboxes this week, we’ve created the following pages devoted to video interviews and candidate forums we’ve recorded — plus a list of handy resources covering everything from voter registration deadlines to the location of ballot drop boxes. You can also reach any of these pages from the “Election 2017 Resources”…

Letter to the editor: Cathy Baylor an ideal candidate for school board

Editor: Cathy Baylor is the best choice for Edmonds school board in the upcoming election. Having known her for years, I can testify that she is motivated by a genuine desire to make this world a better place. An educator herself, she has a decades-long track record of involvement with education within the Edmonds School…

South County Politics: MLT and Brier candidates

Introductory statement from MLT council incumbent Wright and challenger Richards Mountlake Terrace City Council incumbent Kyoko Matsumoto Wright faces a challenge from fellow councilmember Seaun Richards in the Nov. 7 election. The two are running for one of four Mountlake Terrace council positions on the ballot. Richards is in the middle of his own four-year council term. A victory would give…

Election 2017: Video interviews with candidates for Edmonds School Board District 4

MLTnews presents another in a series of Vote 2017 video interviews that Publisher Teresa Wippel conducted in recent weeks with candidates for Edmonds Port Commission, City Council and School Board appearing on the November 2017 election ballot. Today, we are posting candidates for Edmonds School District Board of Directors District 4: Cathy Baylor and Deborah…

Election 2017: Video interviews with candidate for Mountlake Terrace City Council, Pos. 4

MLTnews presents another in a series of Vote 2017 video interviews that Publisher Teresa Wippel conducted in recent weeks with candidates for Mountlake Terrace City Council appearing on the November 2017 election ballot. Today, we are posting the interviews for Mountlake Terrace City Council Position 4: incumbent Kyoko Matsumoto Wright and challenger Seaun Richards, who…

City of Mountlake Terrace releases video on Prop. 1 Civic Campus proposal

The City of Mountlake Terrace on Friday issued this video regarding Proposition 1, which will appear on the Nov. 7, 2017 general election ballot. The city is asking voters to consider Proposition 1, which would authorize up to $12,500,000 in bonds for Civic Campus improvements, and excess property taxes to repay those bonds. You can…

Election 2017: Video interview with candidate for Mountlake Terrace City Council, Pos. 2

MLTnews presents the second in a series of Vote 2017 video interviews that Publisher Teresa Wippel conducted in recent weeks with candidates for Mountlake Terrace City Council appearing on the November 2017 election ballot. Today, we are posting the interview for Mountlake Terrace City Council Position 2: incumbent Jerry Smith. Challenger Margaret Loiseau declined to…