Snohomish County District 1, Fire Commissioner Position #3
RFA Initiative for the Consolidation of Lynnwood Fire Department and Snohomish County Fire District 1
Held Wednesday, June 21 at the Lynnwood Library
Incumbent David F. Chan is being challenged in the August 1 Primary Election by P. Brent Ciafolo, Michael Ellis, Brandy Donaghy, and Brandon Richards. The position term is for six years.
The program included an informative session on the proposed Regional Fire Authority (RFA), which will appear on the August ballot. If the proposal is approved by voters, the Lynnwood Fire Department and Snohomish County Fire District One will be consolidated into a single regional fire agency, allowing for standardization of procedures, training and administration, and coordination of resources. The RFA would be implemented on October 1, 2017 and be funded by a property tax levy, beginning in 2018.
Snohomish City Mayor and City Council Candidates
Held on June 29 at the Snohomish Library. Link to article in the Everett Herald.
It was standing-room-only at this forum in Snohomish, where voters will elect their mayor directly rather than having the city council choose from an internal candidate. Candidates attending were:
Mayor: John T. Kartak, Karen W. Guzak, Derrick Burke, Elizabeth Larsen
Council-at-large, Position #6: Eric Reyes and Larry Countryman. Dale Preboski has withdrawn for health reasons.
Council-at-large, Position #7: Meagan Gray and Lisa Caldwell
Unable to attend: Steve Dana
Everett Mayor and City Council Candidates
Held on July 6 at the Snohomish County Campus, Bob Drewel Building meeting room. Link to article in the Everett Herald.
Candidates attending: (for Mayor) Cassie Franklin, Brian Sullivan, Shean Nasin, and Judy Tuohy; (for City Council position #1) Leland (Lee) Dart and Paul Roberts; (for position #2) Jeff Moore and Alex Lark; (for position #3) Jonathan C. Peebles and Scott Murphy; Jennifer A. Hesse sent a statement. The two people receiving the most votes for each position in the August 1 Primary Election will then appear on the ballot in November.
The League of Women Voters of Snohomish County sponsored forums for the 2017 primary elections. The forums were co-sponsored by Sno-Isle Libraries and Snohomish County Elections.