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2013 Mill Creek election

Don’t forget to vote in the 2013 General Election

Off year elections such as this year traditionally have very low voter turnout. As of Monday, October 28, 2013 there were only about 8% of the ballots returned in Snohomish County. This means every vote counts for a lot!

Your vote will count in the 2013 General Election.

Off year elections such as this year traditionally have very low voter turnout. Here in 2013 the turnout is even lower than usual. As of Monday, November 4, 2013, at 8:50 am there were only about 18% of the ballots returned in Snohomish County. Mill Creek is doing a bit better with a 21% return rate.

This means every vote counts for a lot!

Nielsen to seek re-election to Mill Creek City Council

Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Nielsen has officially announced that she will be seeking another term for the Mill Creek City Council.

Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Nielsen has officially announced that she will be seeking another term for the Mill Creek City Council.

Nielsen was elected to the council for her third term in 2010. She previously served on the council from 1990 to 1998, with two years as Mayor.

Nielsen served on the council during the planning stages of the Town Center and is a strong advocate of parks and community events.

Herbie Martin endorses Lynn Sordel for Mill Creek City Council

Former Mill Creek City Council candidate Herbie Martin endorsed his former rival Lynn Sordel in a September 6th email.

Former Mill Creek City Council candidate Herbie Martin endorsed his former rival Lynn Sordel in a September 6th email, “First I would like to thank the individuals that voted for me. Lynn Sordel’s values and leadership line up with my personal values, therefore I am publically endorsing his campaign as we prepare for the general election in November 2013.”

2013 Mill Creek primary election results

2013 Mill Creek primary election results.

November 6, 2013 update

Click here for the 2013 Mill Creek General Election Results.

Original August 16, 2013 article

The Elections and Voter Registration Division of the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office post the results of the August 6, 2013, primary election on their website. The results are updated each week with the latest tabulations until the election is certified. August 23, 2013 is the last day for the State to certify the returns.

Bart (Tim) Masterson files for re-election to the Mill Creek City Council

Bart Masterson has filed for reelection to the Mill Creek City Council. He was first elected to the City Council in 2009.

Bart Masterson has filed for reelection to the Mill Creek City Council. He was first elected to the City Council in 2009.

According to Masterson’s press release, “During the economic turmoil of the last four years, he has concentrated on the City’s fiscal soundness by advocating for tactical expense trimming and careful spending rather than drastic service cutting measures.  As a result, our financial reserves have remained strong and service levels high.”

Holtzclaw seeks Mill Creek City Council seat

Brian Holtzclaw, a 10-year Mill Creek resident, believes he can help solve our city's challenges through careful fiscal planning and cost control instead of increasing taxes.

From a Holtzclaw campaign news release.

Brian Holtzclaw, a 10-year Mill Creek resident, believes he can help solve our city's challenges through careful fiscal planning and cost control instead of increasing taxes.

Holtzclaw is a native Washingtonian.  He attended Whitman College in Walla Walla and graduated from University of Puget Sound School of Law. He has been a licensed attorney for almost 20 years.

His wife, Amy and their two boys live in the Brighton subdivision. They are active in Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Mill Creek Little League.

Herbie Martin seeks Mill Creek City Council seat

Herbie Martin has announced his candidacy for Mill Creek City Council position number one.

Herbie Martin has announced his candidacy for Mill Creek City Council position number one.

This is Martin’s first time running for public office, but he was previously elected to Union Local 843’s Executive Board.

Martin has worked for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services for the past 12 years and is a 20-year United States Army veteran. He received his Masters Degree from Seattle University in 2009 and his Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Leo University in 1992. He currently serves the Washington State Labor Council as Vice President and is a member of standing on the Diversity Committee.

Martin has a history of community service. He served on the North Seattle Community College Diversity Advisory Committee, Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry Student Advisory Committee, and the Yesler Community Center Board. He supports school sports events, Mill Creek Parks and Recreation events and established a non-profit organization for veterans.

Jason Wingert seeks Mill Creek City Council seat

Jason Wingert, a local business owner and leader, has announced he is running for Mill Creek City Council position number two.

Jason Wingert, a local business owner and leader, has announced he is running for Mill Creek City Council position number two.

Wingert said that the City Council needs a new perspective, “We need a fresh set of eyes and practical solutions for the problems facing our city. The old way of doing things isn't going work anymore.”

Wingert believes there are four key areas that we must focus on:

  • Strong Police and Fire presence to keep our neighborhoods safe.
  • A business friendly environment to help our local economy grow.
  • Real fiscal responsibility means providing essential city services with low taxes.
  • A great, cost effective parks and recreational program.

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