UPDATE August 7, 2017
Following the primary, the election results are:
Council Position 1
Anna Rohrbough and James Yoo
Council Position 2
Bob Champion and Peter Zieve
Council Position 3
Sarah Kneller and Tony Markey
(incumbent) Jennifer Gregerson and (challenger) Dan Matthews
Our responsibility as citizens is to study the political positions of the candidates, educate ourselves on the issues, and exercise the right to vote! It is a right and a privilege that we should not take lightly or worse, not utilize.
It’s an anomaly, but this year, Mukilteo’s political race is full to overflowing with candidates. Although the mayoral race has just two candidates, (currently seated) Jennifer Gregerson, and challenger Dan Matthews, it is the three Council seats, with their 10 candidates that has locals asking, “who is this?” and “what position has four contenders?!”
As a rule, the Mukilteo Chamber holds a Candidate Forum in October just prior to the November election, and they will be doing just that, at Rosehill Community Center. But because of the number of candidates for Council seats, a July 24 (630-830p) forum has been set at City Hall, so the community can find out what each candidate’s stance may be on several key issues, ranging from air traffic, city streets, sales tax, parks and much more.
It’s important to educate the public before they make a vote.