Election 2021

Jordan Sears (left) and Steven Yarbrough.

38 years of living separate Gold Bar mayoral candidates

Jordan Sears, 22, got an early start in politics. Opponent Steven Yarbrough, 60, says he “needs more seasoning.”

 

Christine Frizzell (left) and Jim Smith.

Crime, taxes are key questions in Lynnwood mayor race

It’s Jim Smith’s sixth mayoral run. He’s up against first-time mayor candidate Christine Frizzell.

 

Top (L-R): Shirley Sutton, Nick Coelho, Naz Lashgari. Bottom (L-R): Patrick Decker, Joshua Binda, Lisa Utter.

Housing affordability top of mind in Lynnwood council races

Only one incumbent is running in the races for three seats. Newcomers hope to bring diversity to the council.

 

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Editorial: A recap of the editorial board’s endorsements

The Herald Editorial Board has made endorsements in select races for the Nov. 2 general election.

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Top row (L-R): Kim Daughtry, Michele Hampton, Gary Petershagen, Joyce Copley. Bottom row (L-R): Jessica Wadhams, Steve Ewing, Marcus A. Tageant, Joseph Jensen.

In growing Lake Stevens, controversy frames council races

The city is booming with development. Now four incumbents look to fend off challengers.

Top row (L-R): Kim Daughtry, Michele Hampton, Gary Petershagen, Joyce Copley. Bottom row (L-R): Jessica Wadhams, Steve Ewing, Marcus A. Tageant, Joseph Jensen.
Top row (L-R): Brian Saulsman, Jeremiah Campbell and Mary Reule. Bottom row (L-R): Molly Barnes, Janine Burkhardt and Sarah Johnson. Not pictured (and running unopposed): Jennifer Bumpus.

Mandates, critical race theory steal spotlight in Monroe school races

In Snohomish County, school board races have become a proxy for ideological battles. Monroe is a prime example.

Top row (L-R): Brian Saulsman, Jeremiah Campbell and Mary Reule. Bottom row (L-R): Molly Barnes, Janine Burkhardt and Sarah Johnson. Not pictured (and running unopposed): Jennifer Bumpus.
Top (L-R): Judy Schwab, Peter Swardstrom. Bottom (L-R): Jayme Lee Vail, Charles Hauck.

Masks? Sex ed? Where do Mukilteo school board candidates stand?

Three newcomers are in races for two seats. In each case, there’s a candidate calling for a “back to basics” approach.

Top (L-R): Judy Schwab, Peter Swardstrom. Bottom (L-R): Jayme Lee Vail, Charles Hauck.
Top (L-R): Alicia Crank, Kristiana Johnson, Janelle Cass. Bottom (L-R): Will Chen, Neil Tibbott, Adrienne Fraley-Monillas.

Q&A: Edmonds candidates talk policy on hot-button issues

Six candidates are running for three City Council seats. The Daily Herald quizzed them on housing, tree code and more.

Top (L-R): Alicia Crank, Kristiana Johnson, Janelle Cass. Bottom (L-R): Will Chen, Neil Tibbott, Adrienne Fraley-Monillas.
Top (L-R): Nate Nehring, Nicole Ng-A-Qui, Jared M. Mead. Bottom (L-R): Brenda Carrington, Sam Low, Brandy Donaghy.

3 challengers face long-shot odds in County Council races

Each race has a clear political divide. And each Snohomish County district reliably leans either red or blue.

Top (L-R): Nate Nehring, Nicole Ng-A-Qui, Jared M. Mead. Bottom (L-R): Brenda Carrington, Sam Low, Brandy Donaghy.

Weimer, Hayden offer divergent views in Darrington school race

Their views on levies differ sharply. On a mask mandate and sex education, their differences are more nuanced.

David Simpson (left) and Scott Murphy.

Port of Everett candidates spar over transparency

An incumbent, David Simpson, is challenged by Everett City Councilmember Scott Murphy.

David Simpson (left) and Scott Murphy.
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Editorial: Endorsements for Everett, Marysville school boards

Everett voters should reelect Mason and Mitchell; Marysville voters should back Sheldon and Edwards.

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Top (L-R): Nicholas Swett, Stephanie Vignal, Benjamin Briles, Connie Allison. Bottom (L-R): Eric J. Cooke,  Brian Holtzclaw, Melissa Duque, Adam R. Morgan.

Mill Creek candidates divided on future of housing, growth

Eight people are vying for four City Council seats. Some of them are railing against new apartments.

Top (L-R): Nicholas Swett, Stephanie Vignal, Benjamin Briles, Connie Allison. Bottom (L-R): Eric J. Cooke,  Brian Holtzclaw, Melissa Duque, Adam R. Morgan.
Ann Davison, left, and Nicole Thomas-Kennedy. The two are both candidates for Seattle city attorney. (Neighbors for Ann Campaign via AP and Nicole Thomas-Kennedy via AP)

Abolitionist or Republican? Stark choice in Seattle race

The two candidates running to be Seattle’s city attorney have politically challenging backgrounds.

Ann Davison, left, and Nicole Thomas-Kennedy. The two are both candidates for Seattle city attorney. (Neighbors for Ann Campaign via AP and Nicole Thomas-Kennedy via AP)
Top row: Vanessa Edwards (left) and Ray Sheldon Jr. Bottom row (from left): Connor Krebbs, Wade Rinehardt and Katie Jackson. (Not pictured: Sherry Weersing)

After year of tumult, new faces vie for Marysville School Board

One candidate is concerned about “Critical Race Theory.” Others see more pressing issues.

Top row: Vanessa Edwards (left) and Ray Sheldon Jr. Bottom row (from left): Connor Krebbs, Wade Rinehardt and Katie Jackson. (Not pictured: Sherry Weersing)
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Editorial: Edmonds, Mukilteo school board endorsements

For Edmonds, Melissa Stepp is endorsed; for Mukilteo, Judy Schwab and Jayme Lee Vail.

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Editorial: Gregerson for Mukilteo; Redmon for Snohomish

Mukilteo voters should return Gregerson as mayor. Redmon should be promoted from the council.

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Top (L-R): Louis Harris, Peter Zieve, Kevin Stoltz. Bottom (L-R): Tom Jordal, Steve Schmalz, Alex Crocco.

Race for Mukilteo City Council is a mix of old and new names

Housing, waterfront and public safety top the list of concerns for candidates.

Top (L-R): Louis Harris, Peter Zieve, Kevin Stoltz. Bottom (L-R): Tom Jordal, Steve Schmalz, Alex Crocco.
Hillside homes in Mukilteo are seen from the ferry line on Oct. 20. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

Mukilteo asks for input on housing density, and it’s complicated

Here’s a guide to what voters should know about the advisory ballot measure. What does it actually do?

Hillside homes in Mukilteo are seen from the ferry line on Oct. 20. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)
Mayor Cassie Franklin delivered her 2022 budget address at Wednesday's virtual city council meeting. (City of Everett)

Editorial: Franklin merits second term as Everett mayor

In her first term, she made difficult cuts but kept essential services going during the pandemic.

Mayor Cassie Franklin delivered her 2022 budget address at Wednesday's virtual city council meeting. (City of Everett)