A full slate for local elections but not until fall

By Pat Ratliff | May 30, 2013


Citizens in the Edmonds area will see a full slate of candidates running for positions on the Edmonds City Council, the Edmonds School Board, Edmonds Municipal Court, the Woodway Town Council and Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners.

But don’t expect too much to happen soon; only one of those races has more than two candidates running. Races having two or fewer candidates won’t appear on the Aug. 6 primary ballot, but will appear on the Nov. 5 general election ballot.

Appearing on the primary ballot this year will be four candidates for Fire District Commissioner position 1.

Incumbent Bob Meador is being challenged by Erica Ash, Michael Anthony Luke and Robert (Rob) Falla.

The rest of the local races will wait until November, but there are a number that are sure to draw interest.

For Edmonds City Council, Position 3, incumbent Adrienne Fraley-Monillas is being challenged by former Councilmember Ron Wambolt.

Council Position 1 has incumbent Kristianna Johnson running against Randy Hayden.

Council Position 2 will see Al Rutledge challenge incumbent Strom Peterson.

Judge Douglas Fair is running unopposed for the position in Edmonds Municipal Court 1.

Woodway has a number of positions up for election this year, and all candidates are incumbents.

Mayor Carla Nichols and councilmembers Thomas Whitson, Kent Saltonstall and William W. (Bill) Anderson are all running unopposed.

The Edmonds School District has two positions up for grabs, but incumbent Ann McMurray is running unopposed for director in District 2.

In the director District 4 race, incumbent Susan Phillips is being challenged by Leticia (Leti) Solis.

In the other Fire District 1 races, incumbent Karen Dingmon is being challenged by Jim McGaughey for commissioner Position 4, and incumbent Jim Kenney is running unopposed for commissioner Position 5.

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