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  • Democrat
    Jared Mead
  • Evergreen Future
  • Jared Mead is running for re-election to a four-year term on the Snohomish County Council in District 4. He previously served in the state Legislature and was appointed to the council in 2020 after Terry Ryan resigned, winning his election in 2020 for the final year of the term.

    Mead is a strong progressive who has worked to prohibit discrimination, fight the climate crisis, and secure an energy-independent state for future generations. His campaign priorities include reducing traffic and pollution through transit-oriented development and protecting the county's urban growth areas.

    Also in this race is Republican candidate Brenda Carrington. Carrington has a business background in construction and landscaping and opposed Mead for the same position last year. Carrington opposes new funding for essential services and disagrees with efforts to redirect some law enforcement funding to community safety and prevention. 

    Mead is the clear choice for Snohomish County Council in District 4.

    Jared Mead

    Jared Mead is running for re-election to a four-year term on the Snohomish County Council in District 4. He previously served in the state Legislature and was appointed to the council in 2020 after Terry Ryan resigned, winning his election in 2020 for the final year of the term.

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Consejo del Condado Snohomish

Consejo del Condado Snohomish, District #1

  • Nicole Ng-A-Qui is running for Snohomish County Council in District 1. Ng-A-Qui has owned a small business for nearly 20 years and has experience working in forestry and restoration ecology as well as education. She served on the policy advisory council for the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program for two years.

    Ng-A-Qui’s campaign is focused on making Snohomish County a model for sustainable development, keeping forests and watersheds healthy while protecting jobs and keeping the budget balanced. She is endorsed by local leaders including County Councilmember Megan Dunn and Rep. Emily Wicks as well as community groups including the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe and the Snohomish County Democrats.

    She is facing incumbent Nate Nehring and Richard Yust. Nehring was elected in 2017 on punishing drug users and opposing greater investments in community services as alternatives to law enforcement. Nehring is supported by staunch Republicans including Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dave Reichert. Yust is a small business owner but is not a serious candidate. He does not have a coherent platform or relevant experience.

    Ng-A-Qui is the best choice in the race for Snohomish County Council in District 1.

    Nicole Ng-A-Qui

    Nicole Ng-A-Qui is running for Snohomish County Council in District 1. Ng-A-Qui has owned a small business for nearly 20 years and has experience working in forestry and restoration ecology as well as education.

Consejo del Condado Snohomish, District #4

  • Democrat
  • Evergreen Future
  • Jared Mead is running for re-election to a four-year term on the Snohomish County Council in District 4. He previously served in the state Legislature and was appointed to the council in 2020 after Terry Ryan resigned, winning his election in 2020 for the final year of the term.

    Mead is a strong progressive who has worked to prohibit discrimination, fight the climate crisis, and secure an energy-independent state for future generations. His campaign priorities include reducing traffic and pollution through transit-oriented development and protecting the county's urban growth areas.

    Also in this race is Republican candidate Brenda Carrington. Carrington has a business background in construction and landscaping and opposed Mead for the same position last year. Carrington opposes new funding for essential services and disagrees with efforts to redirect some law enforcement funding to community safety and prevention. 

    Mead is the clear choice for Snohomish County Council in District 4.

    Jared Mead

    Jared Mead is running for re-election to a four-year term on the Snohomish County Council in District 4. He previously served in the state Legislature and was appointed to the council in 2020 after Terry Ryan resigned, winning his election in 2020 for the final year of the term.

Consejo del Condado Snohomish, District #5

  • Brandy Donaghy is a community organizer and Navy veteran who is challenging incumbent Councilmember Samuel Low for Snohomish County Council in District 5. She is a strong progressive whose campaign priorities include COVID-19 recovery that incorporates community support, housing security, justice reform, and maintaining green space. Donaghy serves on the board of directors for the Communities of Color Coalition. She also regularly volunteers to provide emergency services and disaster relief to the Snohomish community.

    Low has been an outspoken Republican voice on the council. In June, Low voted against $4 per hour hazard pay for grocery store workers on the front lines of the pandemic. Earlier this spring, he badgered and voted against the appointment of a young woman of color to the Regional Law and Justice Council because he disagreed with some of her social media posts.

    Donaghy would bring a much-needed progressive perspective to the council and is the obvious choice for Snohomish County Council in District 5.

    Brandy Donaghy

    Brandy Donaghy is a community organizer and Navy veteran who is challenging incumbent Councilmember Samuel Low for Snohomish County Council in District 5.

City Races

Depending on where you live, you may have the below city races on your ballot.

Consejo de la Ciudad de Bothell

Consejo de la Ciudad de Bothell, Position #5

  • Matt Kuehn is running for Bothell City Council, Position 5. He serves as Rep. Davina Duerr's legislative aide and previously worked for Sen. Guy Palumbo. His platform includes expanding the park and trail systems, creating more walkable neighborhoods, and increasing affordable housing.

    Also in this race are incumbent Ben Mahnkey and Galen Altavas. Mahnkey is an Amazon employee running on a platform that includes praising police officers without offering any mention of increased accountability or reform. He mentions minimizing tax increases but does not offer actual solutions for how to fund essential services in Bothell. Altavas has worked at King County Metro and at Panasonic Avionics as an IT manager. He currently works at the Snohomish County Public Utilities Department. Altavas does not have a detailed campaign platform and does not appear to be particularly progressive.

    Kuehn is the best choice in the race for Bothell City Council, Position 5.

    Matt Kuehn

    Matt Kuehn is running for Bothell City Council, Position 5. He serves as Rep. Davina Duerr's legislative aide and previously worked for Sen. Guy Palumbo. His platform includes expanding the park and trail systems, creating more walkable neighborhoods, and increasing affordable housing.

Consejo de la Ciudad de Edmonds

Consejo de la Ciudad de Edmonds, Position #1

  • Evergreen Future
  • Alicia Crank is running for Edmonds City Council, Position 1. Crank currently works as the chief development officer at a local nonprofit and serves as the vice-chair of the Edmonds Planning Board. She has extensive community leadership experience including working for the Edmonds Senior Center, Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, and the Edmonds Sister City Commission.

    In this campaign, Crank is prioritizing housing affordability, transparent and responsive government, thoughtful growth, and public safety such as reducing gun violence. She has proposed green building practices and constructing mixed-use developments to make sure that Edmonds can grow while remaining committed to environmental sustainability and economic diversity. Crank is running a strong campaign and has earned endorsements from progressive elected officials and organizations.

    Crank is running against incumbent Councilmember Kristiana Johnson and Brian Hartman. First elected in 2012, Johnson has made environmental protections a focus of her time on the council. Unfortunately, she sent a racially insensitive email last year regarding federal grants for white-owned and Asian-owned businesses that drew criticism from her fellow council members. She has since apologized but the situation raises concerns about her ability to engage an equity lens and to serve all Edmonds residents.

    Hartman is a precinct committee officer and senior director of enterprise technology at Blue Origin. He does not have a strong campaign presence but has emphasized that his business background would translate to economic leadership if he is elected.

    Alicia Crank is the best choice in this race and deserves your vote for Position 1 on the Edmonds City Council.

    Alicia Crank

    Alicia Crank is running for Edmonds City Council, Position 1. Crank currently works as the chief development officer at a local nonprofit and serves as the vice-chair of the Edmonds Planning Board.

Consejo de la Ciudad de Edmonds, Position #2

  • Evergreen Future
  • Incumbent Luke Distelhorst is running for re-election to Position 2 after being appointed to the Edmonds City Council in 2020. Before joining the council, Distelhorst worked for Community Transit in Everett and in the private sector abroad. He serves as a council liaison on the Diversity Commission and as a board member for the Alliance for Housing Affordability, amongst other council-related community positions.

    During his time on the council, Distelhorst authored the Housing and Relief Fund and a resolution banning residential evictions during the pandemic. His campaign is focusing on affordable housing, public safety and reducing gun violence, climate action, and equitably supporting Edmonds’ underserved communities. Distelhorst has widespread support from local Democratic and progressive organizations as well as elected officials.

    There are three other candidates in this race. Lora Petso is a former city council member who served in Edmonds from 2000 to 2003 and from 2010 to 2015. Petso is a lawyer and local business owner who has made her platform in this race about resisting policy to make housing more affordable in the Edmonds area. Also in this race is Janelle Cass, a former bioenvironmental engineer for the Air Force and small business owner who serves on the board of directors for the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. Cass' platform is more moderate than that of Distelhorst and aims to commit to the needs of businesses and prevent zoning changes, which would keep housing out of reach for those who need more affordable options. The final candidate, Will Chen, is an auditor of large corporations as well as a small business owner. Chen currently serves on a lot of community groups including as Edmonds Citizen’s Housing commissioner. His platform lacks detail but is centered around his business background, council transparency, and post-COVID economic recovery.

    Distelhorst is a strong progressive and the best choice for Edmonds City Council, Position 2.

    Luke Distelhorst

    Incumbent Luke Distelhorst is running for re-election to Position 2 after being appointed to the Edmonds City Council in 2020. Before joining the council, Distelhorst worked for Community Transit in Everett and in the private sector abroad.

  • Apoyadas Por: UFCW 21 , Snohomish & Island County Labor Council, Snohomish County Democrats, Alliance for Gun Responsibility

Alcalde de Everett

Mayor Everett

  • Incumbent Cassie Franklin was the first woman ever to be elected mayor of Everett. Before becoming mayor, Franklin was an Everett City Council member and served in a number of organizations and programs addressing homelessness.

    Her tenure as mayor, which began in 2017, came at a difficult moment in the city's financial history. Washington cities are required by law to produce a balanced budget. With a deficit of $18 million for the city, up from $15 million inherited before her term due to pandemic-related causes, Franklin and the city council cut costs to balance the budget. Their budget closed service locations like the Carl Gipson Senior Center and the Forest Park Swim Center, reduced library hours, and eliminated city-sponsored events like fireworks, the animal farm, and flower festival, along with laying off or voluntary separating from over 130 employees. Disappointingly, despite calls by Black activists to reduce or move funds from the police department budget into more community services, the police budget was not cut like most other departments. Franklin states that the department's body camera program and training efforts are meeting the changes demanded by activists.

    Budget aside, Franklin has worked hard in the pandemic to administer pandemic relief funds and issued a stay-home directive in the early days of the COVID crisis.

    Franklin's opponents are Steve Oss and Ron Wittock. Neither have campaign information or websites available as of mid-July. While Franklin is more moderate, her endorsements on both the conservative and progressive ends of the spectrum represent local faith in her second run, and she is the only viable choice in this race.

    Cassie Franklin

    Incumbent Cassie Franklin was the first woman ever to be elected mayor of Everett. Before becoming mayor, Franklin was an Everett City Council member and served in a number of organizations and programs addressing homelessness.

  • Apoyadas Por: Sierra Club, UFCW 21 , Alliance for Gun Responsibility

Consejo de la Ciudad de Everett

Consejo de la Ciudad de Everett, District #3

  • Retired firefighter Don Schwab is running for Everett City Council in District 3. He worked as a firefighter for more than three decades and has served on various boards in the community and at the state level, including as a board member of the Snohomish County Red Cross and on the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters. He currently works for Snohomish County Treasurer Brian Sullivan and as an associate faculty member at Everett Community College.

    Schwab states that the police and fire departments should be fully staffed and funded. He notes that Everett has one of the highest rates of COVID infections in the state, and supports expanding paid sick leave and family leave. He also supports fast-tracking the light rail system to stimulate economic development downtown and along Evergreen Way, promoting housing density, and improving citywide energy efficiency among other considerations.

    Schwab is running against Lacey Sauvageau and Jacob Vail. Sauvageau is a 911 dispatcher for Snohomish County. She previously ran as a Democrat for Rep. Emily Wicks' House seat for the 38th Legislative District. Her previous campaign website is not accessible as of mid-July. During her previous run, she stated that she would focus on the environment and smaller class sizes, among other priorities. She supports police accountability but doesn't outline a specific policy agenda.

    Jacob Vail is a member of the Everett Civil Service Commission and was appointed in March 2021 as a member of the Snohomish County Parks Board. He states that as a person with disabilities, he has a personal stake in improving accessibility in the community for everyone. His platform is somewhat minimal but includes the high points of using vacant hotels and apartment complexes to help the unsheltered and providing programs for skilled trade. He has earned the endorsement of Humane Voters of Washington in this race. 

    Given that the city cut nearly every department aside from law enforcement in the last few months, we would like to see Schwab's policies on law enforcement evolve into a model that prioritizes investing more into human services. Nevertheless, Schwab is the best candidate in this race.

    A note for Everett voters: this is the first election using the new redistricted map adopted last year. District 3 includes all of Boulevard Bluffs, Harborview Seahurst Glenhaven, View Ridge-Madison, Evergreen, and the southernmost tip of South Forest Park.

    Don Schwab

    Retired firefighter Don Schwab is running for Everett City Council in District 3.

  • Apoyadas Por: Sierra Club, UFCW 21 , Alliance for Gun Responsibility

Consejo de la Ciudad de Everett, District #5

  • Demi Chatters is an education advocate who has spent more than a decade working to bring inclusive and quality education to public school students. She is deeply embedded in the community as a member of the Snohomish Human Rights Commission and Evergreen Middle School Equity Team. She also serves on the board for Seattle Suns, a youth sports organization that focuses on youth experiencing poverty, as well as a committee member for LGBTQ organization NOLOSE.

    If elected to the Everett City Council, Chatters wants to advocate for an equitable and sustainable recovery from COVID that benefits everyone in the city. To that end, she will prioritize infrastructure investment, increase sustainable business development, and champion workers' rights through fair collective bargaining. She notes that the increasing struggle of residents to secure housing should be met with additional services in the form of mental health, encouraging more housing options, and moving the unsheltered towards more housing options. Specifically for District 5, Chatters wants to see the completion of the Silver Lake trail, reinforce road stability, and create opportunities for parks within neighborhoods.

    Chatters is running against Kelly M. Fox and Ben Zarlingo. Fox is the executive director of Snohomish County EMS. Fox's campaign website emphasizes her interest in social justice, public transportation, and affordable housing for all. Her voters' guide statement says that she's running to encourage a strong economy outside of Boeing's success and to improve government services.

    Zarlingo is a communications technology consultant and a leader in the Silver Lake Neighborhood Association. His platform is not yet concrete. He wants to create good jobs and handle growth and homelessness, though he does not elaborate on how.

    Demi Chatters has the support of several local progressive officials and is committed to building an Everett that supports working families. She is the clear choice for Everett City Council in District 5.

    Demi Chatters

    Demi Chatters is an education advocate who has spent more than a decade working to bring inclusive and quality education to public school students. She is deeply embedded in the community as a member of the Snohomish Human Rights Commission and Evergreen Middle School Equity Team.

Consejo de la Ciudad de Lynnwood

Consejo de la Ciudad de Lynnwood, Position #1

  • Former Lynnwood City Councilmember Shirley Sutton is running for Position 1 on the council. Sutton served on city council from 2015 to 2019 and was previously the executive director of diversity affairs at Edmonds Community College. She has also served as the chair of the Neighborhood Demographics Diversity Commission in Lynnwood and has experience as a Democratic precinct committee officer.

    Sutton is running on a progressive platform that includes police accountability, civil rights, climate justice, and affordable housing. Her campaign priorities are grounded in addressing injustice and intervening where city government can improve residents’ quality of life. Sutton wants to improve public transportation, take climate action, and make Lynnwood more affordable for everyone. Notably, she has earned the endorsement of the Snohomish County Democrats. 

    Small business owner Nick Coelho is also running for Position 1. His priorities include affordable housing, making Lynnwood walkable and managing growth, and investing in parks and public green spaces. He has served on the South Lynnwood Neighborhood Co-Design Committee and as the chair of the city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board since 2020. Also in this race is Chris Eck, the deputy chief operating officer at Volunteers of America Western Washington and the chair of the City of Lynnwood Planning Commission. Her campaign priorities include promoting integrated housing for diverse income levels, making Lynnwood a cultural center and destination, and thoughtful economic development.

    As a progressive community leader with a clear vision, Shirley Sutton is the best choice for Position 1 on the Lynnwood City Council.

    Shirley Sutton

    Former Lynnwood City Councilmember Shirley Sutton is running for Position 1 on the council. Sutton served on city council from 2015 to 2019 and was previously the executive director of diversity affairs at Edmonds Community College.

Consejo de la Ciudad de Lynnwood, Position #2

  • Community leader Naz Lashgari is running to serve on the Lynnwood City Council in Position 2. Most recently, Lashgari has worked as the chair of Lynnwood’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission. She also worked for the Community Health Center during the pandemic in order to support marginalized communities through the public health crisis.

    Previously, Lashgari spearheaded the “All Are Welcome” campaign and is dedicated to celebrating Lynnwood’s multiculturalism while working towards equity. If elected, she will continue working on social issues including homelessness, housing, health care, and safety. Lashgari believes it is crucial that all Lynnwood residents feel that their voice matters.

    Also in this race is Patrick Decker, who was appointed to the Lynnwood City Council this April in order to fill the seat vacated by Ian Cotton. Decker works in finance at Microsoft and has served as chair on the city’s Planning Commission. Decker is running on a more conservative platform. Disappointingly, he has made divisive and insulting comments about local residents experiencing homelessness. 

    Former Lynnwood Mayor Don Gough is also running for Position 2. Gough lost his bid for mayoral re-election in 2013, but he was asked to resign by the city council before that due to investigations into his discriminatory treatment of women employees. His website is not public as of mid-July.

    We need leaders who will bring the people of Lynnwood together to address the complex challenges facing the city. Naz Lashgari is the clear choice for Lynnwood City Council, Position 2.

    Naz Lashgari

    Community leader Naz Lashgari is running to serve on the Lynnwood City Council in Position 2. Most recently, Lashgari has worked as the chair of Lynnwood’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission.

Consejo de la Ciudad de Lynnwood, Position #3

  • Joshua Binda is running for Position 3 on the Lynnwood City Council. Binda is an Edmonds College alum and has professional experience as an aerospace mechanic at Boeing and in cybersecurity at Microsoft. He has extensive community leadership experience and chairs the Lynnwood Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission. Additionally, Binda serves on the boards of the WA-GRO Foundation and the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County.

    If elected, Binda’s priorities include affordable housing, community budgeting, pedestrian and transit accessibility, drug counseling, and environmental protections. He will pursue this progressive agenda by leveraging his relationship with community members and drawing on his local leadership experience. Binda's inclusive platform has earned him a long list of endorsements from local leaders. 

    Binda is running against James Rutherford and former Lynnwood council member Lisa Utter. As a veteran, disabled resident, and husband to a former council member, Rutherford says that he will be a voice for Lynnwood to push for policies that would help seniors and Lynnwood residents with disabilities. Unfortunately, Rutherford does not have a detailed platform as of mid-July.

    Utter served on the council from 1998 until 2009 and also worked on the Community Transit Board during that time. Until 2019, she was the executive director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Snohomish County. If elected, Utter wants to make Lynnwood an affordable and equitable city but doesn't have detailed policy suggestions available.

    Joshua Binda deserves your vote in this race for Lynnwood City Council, Position 3.

    Joshua Binda

    Joshua Binda is running for Position 3 on the Lynnwood City Council. Binda is an Edmonds College alum and has professional experience as an aerospace mechanic at Boeing and in cybersecurity at Microsoft.

Consejo de la Ciudad de Marysville

Consejo de la Ciudad de Marysville, Position #1

  • Cindy Gobel, a certification and training specialist with the Washington Secretary of State, is running for Position 1 on the Marysville City Council. She has served the public as a representative with the Women’s Law Caucus in Snohomish County from 2012 to 2015. Outside of elected work, Gobel has worked in law enforcement and as a mediator, and she has done substantial work in voter registration. She spent 27 years as a union member and has worked on the Community Emergency Response Team since 2008. 

    Gobel is running to bring her extensive experience in public service to the Marysville City Council. If elected, Gobel would focus on expanding affordable housing, supporting small businesses, and improving infrastructure. 

    Gobel is facing Daniel Brady and incumbent Jeffrey Vaughan. First elected in 2003, Vaughan's platform includes typical Republican issues like cutting funding that supports essential services. In addition, he opposes redirecting some law enforcement funding to proven community-based alternatives. 

    Brady is an aerospace machinist and union activist who is also vying for Position 1. Brady has a progressive platform that includes environmental protections, transit improvements, and repealing the ban on marijuana shops in order to direct the sales tax towards public infrastructure. 

    While Brady is progressive, Gobel's record of public service and leadership on civic issues makes her the best choice for Marysville City Council, Position 1.

    Cindy Gobel

    Cindy Gobel, a certification and training specialist with the Washington Secretary of State, is running for Position 1 on the Marysville City Council. She has served the public as a representative with the Women’s Law Caucus in Snohomish County from 2012 to 2015.

  • Apoyadas Por: Snohomish County Democrats

Consejo de la Ciudad de Mill Creek

Consejo de la Ciudad de Mill Creek, Position #6

  • Evergreen Future
  • Melissa Duque is running for Mill Creek City Council, Position 6. Duque has been a member of the Mill Creek Park and Recreation Board since 2018 and has served as board chair since 2020. Outside of public service, she works with nonprofits and foundations on communications and project management to build change.

    If elected, Duque wants to expand and protect public green spaces, foster responsive and transparent government, ensure economic recovery for Mill Creek businesses, and be smart about city growth. Duque has begun to actualize some of these goals during her time on the Parks and Recreation Board where she worked on the opening of Exploration Park and the updates to Heron Park. In this race, Duque has earned an impressive slate of endorsements from progressive leaders and Democratic organizations.

    Duque is facing Shannon Warren and incumbent council member Adam Morgan. Morgan first joined the council after being appointed in 2020 to fill the spot left vacant by Mike Todd. He is running on a conservative platform that doesn't represent the people of Mill Creek. If re-elected, Morgan would reduce funding for essential services that support local families and keep our community safe.

    Warren is a local cook, yoga practitioner, and hairstylist. Rather than submit information on her background to the county voter’s guide, Warren included a paragraph of adjectives that her close friends and family used to describe her. Without a background in public service or demonstrated community leadership, Warren lacks the necessary experience for the role.

    We recommend Melissa Duque for Mill Creek City Council, Position 6 because of her progressive support and her strong community focus.

    Melissa Duque

    Melissa Duque is running for Mill Creek City Council, Position 6. Duque has been a member of the Mill Creek Park and Recreation Board since 2018 and has served as board chair since 2020.

  • Apoyadas Por: Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates, Sierra Club , Latino Progress, 44th Legislative District Democrats

Consejo de la Ciudad de Mukilteo

Consejo de la Ciudad de Mukilteo, Position #1

  • Public benefit specialist Louis Harris was appointed to Position 1 on the Mukilteo City Council in 2020. His work with the state Department of Social and Health Services, as well as his service as the vice president of the NAACP of Snohomish County and on the boards of the YMCA and Communities of Color Coalition, have prepared Harris well to serve all residents of Mukilteo.

    During his first year on the council, Harris voted in favor of adopting a plan that would improve housing options for seniors. He also supported a program to educate residents about services that could help them stay in their homes. If re-elected, he states that he will address noise pollution from Paine Field, invest in infrastructure improvements, and promote local businesses.

    Harris is running against Peter Zieve and Tina Over. Zieve is a conservative businessman and misinformation promoter who is running for Mukilteo City Council for the third time. He is notorious for funding a hateful mailer campaign to oppose the construction of a mosque in Mukilteo in 2016. Zieve also funded misleading political campaigns against progressive candidates in 2018 and 2019, while in 2020 funded yet another mailer campaign aimed at keeping low-income residents out of Mukilteo.

    Tina Over is a real estate broker with experience serving as a Mukilteo Civil Service commissioner. This is Over's third run for city council. Like her 2019 run, Over does not have a strong campaign presence, lacking both a campaign website or a voters' guide statement. In her previous campaign, she supported the city's move to become a "welcoming city" for people of all immigration statuses and providing more parks and green spaces for multigenerational use.

    Harris has a very solid lineup of endorsements from state representatives, neighboring elected officials, and local progressive organizations. Harris is by far the best choice for Mukilteo City Council, Position 1.

    Louis Harris

    Public benefit specialist Louis Harris was appointed to Position 1 on the Mukilteo City Council in 2020.

Consejo de la Ciudad de Mukilteo, Position #2

  • Caitlein Ryan is the founder of Sound Cultivation, a cannabis political consulting firm. Ryan lists a long history of volunteer service in the community, including as a PTA member and a classroom volunteer for Mukilteo Public Schools. Ryan's platform states that she is running to advocate for business equity, family food security, and affordable housing. She is endorsed by a slate of Democratic elected officials and organizations.

    Ryan is running against Ayesha Riaz Khan, Kevin Stoltz, and Tom Jordal. Khan is a substitute teacher at Mukilteo School District. Voters should note that the candidate is the wife of current council member Riaz Khan; her successful election would concentrate two-sevenths of the council's power in one household. Khan does not have a candidate website and the platform listed in her voters' guide statement is minimal. She states that she is running to prevent car tab increases - though she does not provide alternative sources of revenue for the services she is proposing, including sidewalk expansions.

    Former Mukilteo Councilmember Stoltz is running again to resuscitate the Mukilteo Park and Ride, revisit traffic calming policies, and discourage nighttime passenger jets. He served on the council for two terms between 2006 and 2013. Like his fellow candidate Schmalz in Position 3, Stoltz was recently featured in the Mukilteo Beacon where some raised the issue of favoritism towards the former council members after speed humps were installed near their homes. While traffic concerns certainly affect the quality of life for residents, without a broader platform or values, we don't have reason to think that Stoltz will pursue progressive reforms on the council.

    Tom Jordal is a small business owner and volunteer with the Mukilteo School District whose campaign lacks detail about how he would affect policy change in Mukilteo. He does not have relevant community or leadership experience and only states that if elected, he would bring more festivals and concerts to the city.

    While we would strongly prefer that candidates be more explicit about their platforms, we would give Ryan a small edge here based on her community and elected support in this race.

    Caitlein Ryan

    Caitlein Ryan is the founder of Sound Cultivation, a cannabis political consulting firm. Ryan lists a long history of volunteer service in the community, including as a PTA member and a classroom volunteer for Mukilteo Public Schools.

Consejo de la Ciudad de Mukilteo, Position #3

No Hay Recomendación

Because information about these candidates is not as detailed as we would like, we are not making a recommendation in this race. Voters should review the following candidates and pick the one whose values most align with their own.

Carolyn (Dode) Carlson is a former Democratic precinct committee officer and retired manager at the U.S. Postal Service. Carlson is a longtime community volunteer who received the Mukilteo Kiwanis Club's 2020 citizen of the year award for her longtime service to the community through the Mukilteo Seniors Association, the Parks and Rec board, the Mukilteo Community Garden, and more. However, her website is not active as of mid-July, leaving much of her city council platform a mystery. Her official voters' guide statement says that she will focus on the budget and not making cuts to services. Carlson states that she is endorsed by Snohomish County Treasurer Brian Sullivan and Mukilteo City Councilmember Sarah Kneller.

Former Mukilteo city council member Steve Schmalz was elected to the council in 2012 and served until 2019. He is also a member of the Mukilteo Arts Guild. His current run is focused almost entirely on infrastructure, and he states that if re-elected he will focus on traffic, trail maintenance, and funding law enforcement. Schmalz was recently featured in the Mukilteo Beacon where some raised the issue of favoritism towards the former council member after speed humps were installed near and fellow candidate Kevin Stoltz's homes. Given his previous record and the underdeveloped platform for his current run, Schmalz should not be expected to be a progressive voice for the residents of Mukilteo.

Tim Ellis was appointed to the Mukilteo Parks and Arts Commission this April by the city council. He also volunteers with organizations such as Snohomish County Marine Resources Committee and is a former chair of Mukilteo Climate Action. However, he has yet to post a campaign website with detailed policy proposals as of mid-July. His voters' guide statement establishes him as a candidate who wants to consider the environment, especially green spaces.

Alex Crocco is a former operations manager at Boeing. Crocco has also served in the Army reserves, National Guard, and on the Bishop's Committee for his church. He does not have a campaign website as of mid-July and his voters' guide statement only mentions the issues of land use and economic development, public safety, and infrastructure.


Alcalde de Snohomish

Mayor Snohomish

  • Evergreen Future
  • Current Snohomish City Council President Linda Redmon is running for mayor of Snohomish. Redmon has served on Snohomish City Council since 2018 and as president since 2020. She also represents portions of the county including Monroe, Gold Bar, and Sultan on the Snohomish County Board of Health. In her time on the city council, she has advocated for more comprehensive access to broadband, worked on support for workers and businesses during the pandemic, and promoted protecting parks and green spaces.

    Redmon is facing Samuel Forest King and John Kartak. As the city's first elected mayor since a shift in the governmental system, Kartak has had a rough and controversial tenure. In May of last year, Kartak faced heavy criticism for allowing a gathering of 100 armed vigilantes with confederate flags to tailgate and intimidate Snohomish protestors. Kartak claimed, falsely, that only a few of the people were associated with fringe groups. In October, Kartak sparked outrage once again by posting a picture on Facebook depicting a toy car running over figurines meant to resemble protesters. Samuel Forest King does not have any campaign information available.

    Kartak has brought endless division and controversy to the City of Snohomish. It's time to elect a leader who can rebuild relationships and unite the city under an inclusive vision. Vote for Linda Redmon for mayor of Snohomish.

    Linda Redmon

    Current Snohomish City Council President Linda Redmon is running for mayor of Snohomish. Redmon has served on Snohomish City Council since 2018 and as president since 2020.

Consejo de la Ciudad de Snohomish

Consejo de la Ciudad de Snohomish, Council-at-Large Position 5

  • Kari Zimmerman is running for Council-at-Large Position 5 on the Snohomish City Council. Zimmerman is a realtor and community manager who has been involved with local government as a citizen. For this race, she has a vision for Snohomish that includes affordable housing, environmental stewardship, thoughtful growth, and public safety that speaks to equity and inclusion. She is endorsed by progressive elected officials.

    Also in this race are Becky Perkins and David Flynn. Perkins is the president of the Everett Quilt Guild and is engaged with community organizations. She has a professional background in customer service and office management and is running on the vague platform of keeping Snohomish a welcoming community with family values. She has no other policy proposals or website available at this time.

    David Flynn is a small business owner who works in flooring. He has worked as a volunteer with the Historic Downtown Snohomish Association and, like Perkins, states that he wants to preserve the town's charm, though he does not say what that entails. Flynn is also interested in expanding the town's commitment to the arts as well as pursuing affordable housing, environmental protections, and small business support.

    With endorsements from progressives in her area, Zimmerman is the best choice for Position 5 on the city council.

    Kari Zimmerman

    Kari Zimmerman is running for Council-at-Large Position 5 on the Snohomish City Council. Zimmerman is a realtor and community manager who has been involved with local government as a citizen.

Consejo de la Ciudad de Snohomish, Council-at-Large Position 7

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  • Karen Guzak is a small business owner and former council member who is running for Position 7 on the Snohomish City Council. She previously served on the city council from 2007 to 2019 and as the mayor for seven years during that time. Guzak has community leadership experience including serving as the president of the board of directors for the Artist Trust, as well as president and developer of Sunny Arms Artist's Cooperative and Union Art Cooperative.

    In this race, Guzak is committed to making Snohomish a city that cares for the wellbeing of all of its residents. She wants to preserve local history, cultivate town vitality, and build affordable housing. 

    Guzak is facing Tabitha Baty and conservative incumbent Steve Dana. Dana runs a right-wing blog where he has blamed student debt on the choice to take out loans before entering bad job markets, defended Trump after the Mueller investigation, and criticized programs for affordable housing. Recently, a Facebook post by Dana appeared to defend those who participated in the January 6 Capitol assault.

    Baty is the president of Snohomish for Equity and an aerospace program manager. Baty has been involved with addressing racism and racial inequities in Snohomish. She states that she is running to build a more resilient community, promote accountability at the city government level, and engage residents in open dialogue.

    Guzak deserves your vote for Council-at-Large Position 7 to bring much-needed experience and progressive values to the Snohomish City Council.

    Karen Guzak

    Karen Guzak is a small business owner and former council member who is running for Position 7 on the Snohomish City Council. She previously served on the city council from 2007 to 2019 and as the mayor for seven years during that time.