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City of Edmonds

General ELECTION: November 7th, 2017

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Statewide Ballot Measures

Statewide Advisory Ballot Measure #16

Vote Maintained on Advisory Vote 16

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A bipartisan group of legislators passed Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1597, which included a small excise tax in order to increase environmental protections for regional fish and wildlife. Because of a Tim Eyman initiative, the Legislature is required to submit any bill it passes that closes tax loopholes or raises revenue to a non-binding advisory vote. Vote “Maintained” on Advisory Vote 16.

Statewide Advisory Ballot Measure #17

Vote Maintained on Advisory Vote 17

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Our state has been under Supreme Court order to fully fund education for several years. This June, Republicans and Democrats came together to approve a bipartisan package of revenue increases for public schools, including expanding the Business and Occupation tax. While this does not solve the education funding problem, the package goes a long way towards providing a quality education for all students. ...
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Our state has been under Supreme Court order to fully fund education for several years. This June, Republicans and Democrats came together to approve a bipartisan package of revenue increases for public schools, including expanding the Business and Occupation tax. While this does not solve the education funding problem, the package goes a long way towards providing a quality education for all students. This non-binding advisory vote is required thanks to a Tim Eyman ballot measure. Vote “Maintained” on Advisory Vote 17. ...

Statewide Advisory Ballot Measure #18

Vote Maintained on Advisory Vote 18

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In addition to the legislation covered by Advisory Vote 17, a strong bipartisan majority of state legislators voted to increase local property taxes to fund schools. We have concerns about raising regressive property taxes that disproportionately impact working families and make our upside-down tax code even worse. However, we are optimistic about retaking the state Senate this fall and working with progressives in Olympia next year to reduce this tax and instead make the wealthy pay their fair share. ...
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In addition to the business taxes covered in Advisory Vote 17, a strong bipartisan majority of state legislators voted to increase local property taxes to fund schools. We have concerns about raising regressive property taxes that disproportionately impact working families and make our upside-down tax code even worse. However, we are optimistic about retaking the state Senate this fall and working with progressives in Olympia next year to reduce this tax and instead make the wealthy pay their fair share.

Like the other advisory votes, this is a non-binding measure required by a Tim Eyman ballot initiative. Vote “Maintained” on Advisory Vote 18. ...

Port of Edmonds

Port Commissioner, District #1

Angela Harris

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Angela Harris is running for Port of Edmonds, Commissioner District 1. Harris is a Senior Business Program Manager at Microsoft and would bring more than 20 years of budget management, leadership, and nonprofit adovacy to the role. She is running to increase engagement between the community, city council and the Port of Edmonds. Additionally, Harris aims to identify better solutions for storm water management, improve the Edmonds Marsh, and enhance the Edmonds shoreline.

Harris is running against incumbent Fred Gouge, who has served in the position since 1999. Gouge has responsibly managed the port's budget and played a key role promoting business development. Harris is the better choice in this race because of her broader support from progressive partners.

Progressive Endorsements & Supporters

Environment: Sierra Club, Washington Conservation Voters
Other: Snohomish County Democrats

Campaign Information

Port Commissioner, District #5

Susan Paine

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Retired strategic city adviser Susan Paine is running for Port of Edmonds, District 5. Paine has experience serving on the Edmonds School Board and as a strategic adviser for City of Seattle. Paine aims to increase collaboration with the City Council and the community especially on matters related to the development of the waterfront. Paine is prioritizing environmental stewardship as well as finding funding to understand the long-term financial impacts for redevelopment proposals and addressing contamination remediation in the Port.

Paine is running against incumbent Steven Johnston, who was appointed to the position in May 2016. Johnston is focused on business development and supporting the Port's tourism industry. Paine is the stronger choice in this race because of her support from progressive partners.

Progressive Endorsements & Supporters

Environment: Sierra Club

Campaign Information

Edmonds City Council

Edmonds City Council, Position #1

Kristiana Johnson

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Kristiana Johnson is running for re-election to Edmonds City Council, Position 1. She has worked as a city and regional planner for King County and the City of Bellevue. Her campaign focuses on protecting the city's cultural history, local waterways, and the Edmonds Marsh. On the council, Johnson voted to extend a ban on crumb rubber following public concern over negative environmental and health consequences on the Woodway Campus.

Johnson is being challenged by Josh Thompson, a legislative aide to Snohomish County Councilmember Stephanie Wright. Johnson's proven track record on balancing environmental protections with economic growth has earned her a second term.

Progressive Endorsements & Supporters

Environment: Sierra Club

Edmonds City Council, Position #2

Mike Nelson

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Council member Mike Nelson is running for re-election to Edmonds City Council, Position 2. During his two years on the council, Nelson has passed legislation to reduce gun violence, commit Edmonds to 100% renewable energy to fight climate change, and was the lone vote against cuts to fire and emergency medical services. Nelson's priorities for his next term are affordable housing, making Edmonds more inclusive, and enhancing protections for our wetlands and streams. Nelson is running unopposed and deserves your vote.

Progressive Endorsements & Supporters

Campaign Information

Edmonds City Council, Position #3

Adrienne Fraley-Monillas

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Adrienne Fraley-Monillas is running for re-election to Edmonds City Council, Position 3. She has supported the environment in her two terms as councilmember through her commitment to keep coal trains out of the waterfront. Fraley-Monillas has also supported Edmonds' Safe City Resolution and hopes it will lead to sanctuary city status. She is president of the Snohomish County Health District, as well as a volunteer at the Edmonds Senior Center. Her opponent is Al Rutledge, a perennial candidate. Fraley-Monillas is the best choice in this race.

Progressive Endorsements & Supporters

Environment: Sierra Club, Washington Conservation Voters
Reproductive Freedom: Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii
Economic Justice: SEIU 775, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
Other: Snohomish County Democrats

Campaign Information