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A scheduled two-day workshop begins today. Also, will the two candidates for open position #5 face additional scrutiny from voters?
The five members of the Everett School Board will get together today for the first time since Tuesday’s altercation when things turned physical. The workshop has been on the board’s agenda for some time. Meanwhile the fallout from Tuesday continues as video from the confrontation has been posted along with the statements of those involved. Seattle Times reporter Erik Lacitis has a story that includes the video and statements as well as great explanation of how the Everett School board went from a once-congenial group to what is now a nearly dysfunctional collection of elected officials. Click here for that.
Speaking of elected officials, while the results from the primary election won’t be official until August 31st, it appears Pam LeSense (who received 46.22% or 6803 votes) and MaryAnn Elbert (with 15.65% or 2304 votes) will face off against each other for the position being vacated by Kristie Dutton. (one of the board members involved in the physical altercation) Both candidates will now certainly face questions about how they will fit into the board’s current composition and how they plan on improving things. It should bring a little more attention to the race for the only open seat on the Everett School Board.
Looks like the results haven’t changed since Tuesday evening. Voter turnout is up to 23.21% with 90,188 ballots returned of the 388,557 sent out. Looks like Everett races from the primary will shape up as:
Pam LeSense vs. Mary Ann Elbert for Everett School District position 5
Brian Sullivan vs. Glen Sayes for Snohomish County Council district 2
Cindy Portmann vs. Chris Vallo for Snohomish County Assessor
You can click here for the latest election results from the Snohomish County Auditor’s office.
It's Primary Election Day
Today is the final day to make your vote count in the primary election. In Everett there are six candidates running for one position on the Everett School Board. The other truly contested race in Everett is who the challenger will be to face Brian Sullivan for the position that represents Everett on the Snohomish County Council. It’s more of a test case for Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon and his challenger Mike Hope. Both will be advancing to the general election in November. Cindy Portmann will find out who her challenger will be for County Assessor once today’s ballots are counted. If you haven’t voted yet, you need to mail your ballot today or you can drop if off in front of the County Campus on Wall Street in downtown Everett or in the drop box at McCollum Park on 128th street in South Everett. If you’ve mailed your ballot back in and want to make sure it has been received, you can click here to check. For those who may need assistance voting there are machines available at the Auditor’s office at the Snohomish County Administration building in Everett.