City Council Candidate Highlight: Christina O’Brien, Position 6


Over the next several days we will be highlighting the Mountlake Terrace City Council candidates.

Today we are highlingint Christina O’Brien, who is running for City Council Position 6 against incumbent Laura Sonmore.

Here is what Christina wants you to know about her:

In 2002, I moved to Mountlake Terrace from Seattle after learning that it was a wonderful community to live in. I am currently employed at AT&T Mobility.

I attended the Citizens Police Academy in 2009 and shortly thereafter, I was appointed to the Community Policing Advisory Board. I was elected to the chair position by my fellow peers on the Board. I have also volunteered in the community by helping out at various booths at the Tour de Terrace Community Festival which gave me the opportunity to meet the citizens and find out what their concerns are.

I am running for city council because I am an advocate for the local Emergency Services. I also want to help promote local business growth and the continued preservation of our beautiful parks. I plan to bring integrity, honesty, and a sense of trust in representing the citizens of Mountlake Terrace.


  1. I have worked with Christina O’Brien in the past and found she was very sincere and did her best to help where she could.

  2. I have to agree with Voter that Christina is a sincere person.  I was sitting along the parade route and Christina O’Brien walked up to me and introduced herself to me as a candidate for council instead of driving through waving at me from a car.  As a voter that impressed me and she will definitely have my vote as well as my friends and neighbors around me. I have read a few comments on other stories of  how a couple people are unfairly attacking her just based on a statement that she made without thinking.  I can tell that she is not some mean spirited  candidate, but is a very nice young lady that will be a great addition to the council. 

  3. Do you think your stance on revisiting personal fireworks is in harmony with, or opposition to, local emergency service providers? Why, or why not?

    • I have had a chance to think about the fireworks issue and I have changed my stance on it in a sense.  What I would like to see is on the night of the 4th of July we can all meet in one location  to safely light off fireworks, of course with local Police and Fire  observing to make sure that everyone is safe and also cleans up after themselves.  A great location that I can think of is the Evergreen play field. A lot of folks that I spoke with at the parade likes that idea as well.  I hope this answers your question. If you have any other questions for me feel free to go to my campaign page at “Christina O’Brien for Council” on Facebook.

        • It might be a nice idea in logic, but not a viable solution due to the extreme liability to the city to endorse and promote a community fireworks area on city property.  The city would have to front insurance costs and likely have liability waivers by all on the property.  Not only a logistical nightmare, but a large cost as well.


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