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With the Aug. 3 primary election less than three weeks away, candidates for Edmonds City Council positions 1 and 2 faced off against each other for the first time Wednesday evening at a debate organized by My Edmonds News and co-sponsored by the ERC.  The top two vote-getters will advance to the Nov. 2 general election. More on My Edmonds News!
Election 2021: Edmonds City Council Pos. 1 opponents Johnson, Crank meet in primary debate

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Our values embrace the empowerment of our community working together collaboratively. This is not about a party; it’s about Edmonds; our neighbors, our business, and our government. Working together to find solutions to issues. It’s important, we live, work, and care about Edmonds. Principles and values in government matter!  More …

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We envision a community where local elected and appointed leaders provide exceptional governance. Enhancing the quality of life and natural environment for all those who live, work, and care about Edmonds is essential. Local officials, municipal staff, and community members working together to identify and solve challenges respectfully through fact-based solutions.  More …

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We strive to educate candidates about the process of representative government in a nonpartisan manner, using the “Good Government Process” as a solution to provide respectful and productive outcomes that benefit the community.  Our efforts provide knowledge and guidance.  However, we do not endorse or contribute to any campaigns.  Are you Interested? More …

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Become a part of Edmond’s future to ensure good governance and accountability are the mainstays for our community. Learning issues and policies that affect Edmonds can bring your voice to our elected and appointed officials focusing on factual information. We all have a responsibility to work together for the benefit of the community. More … 

Focus on Candidates: Contested Primary Races

Janelle Cass

City Council Position 2, City Council Member - Canidate

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Luke Distelhorst

City Council Position 2, City Council Member - Appointed Incumbent - Candidate

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Will Chen

City Council Position 2, City Council Canidate

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Lora Petso

City Council Position 2, City Council Member - Canidate

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Kristiana Johnson

City Council Position 1, Council Member - Incumbent candidate

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Alicia Crank

City Council Position 1, City Council Member - Canidate

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Brian Hartman

City Council Position 1, Council Member - Candidate

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Steve Johnston

Port Commissioner - At Large District 5, Commissioner - Incumbent canidate

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Selena Killin

Port Commissioner - At Large District 5, Commissioner - Candidate

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Scott Marshall

Port Commissioner - At Large District 5, Commissioner - Candidate

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Primary Day: August 3, 2021  –  Educate Yourself – Vote Wisely

Our efforts are to provide citizens, media, elected and appointed officials research and policy analysis of issues affecting our community.

We are committed to being a diverse organization that values people from all walks of life to include, but not limited to, those of any age, race, ethnicity, national origin, color, socioeconomic status, gender, physical ability, cognitive diversity, religion, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

“Empowering Neighbors Through Information”

Ensure Nonpartisan, Good Government!

We provide information on candidates as a resource to the community.  The Candidate Statement section is taken directly from the Snohomish County Election and Voter Registration website.  In addition, at the end of the contact section, ERC identifies if the candidate is conforming to our Good Governance goal of running as a nonpartisan, and we publish the candidate’s response to a questionnaire asking for related experience, top priorities, affiliations, and tell us something – an open question.

The candidates listed below are those who are have a contested primary races with at least three individuals. The August primary voting period begins July 16, 2021 and the Primary date is August 3, 2021.  The deadline for the Secretary of State to certify results of the August Primary is August 20, 2021.  The two candidates receiving the most votes will then go to the General Election.  The General Election 18 day voting period begins October 15, 2021 and ends on the General Election day on November 2, 2021.

Below are only the candidates’ who have a contested race and will appear on the ballot for the primary on August 3, 2021.

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