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November election will determine voting bloc in Edmonds

Janelle Cass, Will Chen win 44 of 51 precincts; Distelhorst concedes

 

Last updated 8/19/2021 at 10:31am

Janelle Cass, left, and Alicia Crank

What will happen to the so-called 4-3 voting bloc on Edmonds City Council after the Nov. 3 general election?

On Saturday, Aug. 7, appointed incumbent Luke Distelhorst, in a Facebook post, conceded the race for City Council Position 2, where first-time candidates Janelle Cass and Will Chen will face off in November, according to the latest numbers from the Aug. 2 primary.

Distelhorst largely supported Mayor Mike Nelson on issues related to housing and equity, joining council President Susan Paine and Councilmembers Laura Johnson and Adrienne Fraley-Monillas in the so-called 4-3 voting bloc....



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Reader Comments(1)

Will Chen writes:

Dear Editor, I am running to represent all of Edmonds and every single policy decision that comes before me as an elected official will be met equally with an objective view and careful deliberation that includes personal investigation and research, data and public input and comment. To assume that a shift in the current voting block will be a natural outcome of the election process, will further feed the division that we are currently experiencing with the council now. It also assumes that there are no independent voices in contention for these open positions and while some candidates have been more vocal in their positions before the council that may appear to be a continuation of any voting block, every candidate deserves the opportunity to offer their comments, policies and objectives. I look forward to working collaboratively with all members of the Council once elected. I am committed to serving our entire community with integrity and objectivity. -- Will Chen.

 
 
 

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