By Richard Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.
This year’s local candidates have tossed their hats into the ring and are getting ready to ask for your vote in the Primary Election on August 1st and then in the General Election on November 7th.
The 2017 candidate-filing week closed at 4:00 pm on Friday, May 19th. Some elected positions only attracted single candidates, who can now breathe sighs of relief since they won’t have to campaign.
Nonpartisan races with two or fewer contestants won't appear on the Primary Election ballot.
The top two vote getters in the Primary Election will advance to the General Election regardless of party.
Here are lists of the local 2017 candidates in order of filing date and time:
Alderwood Water and Wastewater District Commission (at-large positions)
- Michael (Mike) Dixon
- Chad Byers
- Larry D. Jones
- Charles Liu
- Jeremiah Styles
City of Mill Creek Council (at-large positions)
- Sean Kelly
- Carmen Fisher
- Jared M. Mead
- Pam Pruitt
- Brian Holtzclaw
Snohomish County Council District 4
- Terry Ryan - (Prefers Democratic Party)
- Marcus Barton - (Prefers Republican Party)
Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners Position 3
- P. Bret Chiafalo
- Michael Ellis
- David F. Chan
- Brandy Donaghy
- Brandon Richards
Fire District 7 Board of Commissioners Position 3
- Rick Edwards
- Randy Fay
- Nancy Travis
Everett School District Board of Directors Position 5
- Pam LeSesne
- Janelle Nixon-Burke