Will Candidate Workshop Spur Interest in Everett Races?

April 20, 2015

Everett, Everett Government

Everett City Council

4 of 7 seats are up for grabs but so far only one 1 position has competition.

Still no change from last month when we reported there’s only one Everett City Council position that is being publicly challenged out of four on the ballot this year. That’s position number 4 where Ron Gipson has served for the past 20 years and is being challenged by Megan Dunn and Cassie Franklin. Current Everett City Council President Scott Bader was facing a challenger but that person tells MyEverettNews.com they have decided not to run due to family reasons. That leaves Judy Tuohy, Brenda Stonecipher and Scott Bader without announced opponents. Here are the requirements if you’d like to run for Everett City Council.

You must…

•Be at least 18 years old and a registered voter of the city of Everett at the time of filing

•Be a resident within the city limits of Everett for at least one year preceding election

•Pay a filing fee of $262.79

The offices are nonpartisan and candidates do not state a political party preference. Council members assume office January 1, 2016

The filing period for this fall’s election is May 11th – 15th and if you’re thinking of becoming a candidate for office in Everett or for any of the other positions on the fall ballot you may find it helpful to attend the annual candidate workshop put on by the election division of the Snohomish County Auditor’s office. Here’s some information from their website:

The event is free to the public and will be held Tuesday, April 21 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Snohomish County Campus. The workshop will provide prospective candidates with key information about running for office, including requirements, timelines and resources.

“With 194 local government offices from 73 jurisdictions featured in this year’s elections, we are anticipating a number of new candidates. We recognize that the administrative and reporting requirements involved with running for office can be intimidating. The candidate workshop is a great opportunity for prospective candidates and campaign staff to learn about the requirements and ask questions,” said Garth Fell, Snohomish County Elections and Recording Manager.

Elections staff will discuss the processes for filing for office and submitting local voters’ pamphlet information. Representatives from the Public Disclosure Commission, local media, and public office holders will be on hand to answer questions.

The 2015 Candidate Workshop will be held:

Tuesday, April 21
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Snohomish County Campus
3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett
Robert J. Drewel Building
1st Floor—Public Meeting Room #1

If you have any interest in running, this is a great event to get your questions answered without having to commit.

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