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Primary ELECTION: August 1st, 2017

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Snohomish County Council

Snohomish County Council, District #1

Ray Miller

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Ray Miller is a longtime leader in Snohomish County who is running for Snohomish County Council Position 1. Miller is an active veteran and Tuskegee Airman who has dedicated his life to helping veterans return to civilian life through housing and health care services. He has served the community in many other capacities as well, including his roles as the Co-Chair of the Snohomish County Homeless Day Committee, Snohomish County Charter Review Commission for District 1, Snohomish County Human Rights Commission, and appointment to the Washington State Salaries Commission by Governor Inslee. Miller seeks to leverage his service as a mental health counselor to combat addiction and homeless in Snohomish County, as well as balance new housing and development with rural areas.

His opponents Chris Ihler, incumbent Nate Nehring, and Robert Sutherland are conservatives who support a range of policies from regressive taxes to cutting business regulations. Ray Miller's exemplary service to the community has earned him your vote for Snohomish County Council.

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Snohomish County Council, District #5

Kristin Kelly

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Kristin Kelly is the former Snohomish County Program Director at Futurewise, a land use and conservation advocacy organization, and is currently working as the Smart Growth Executive Director for the Pilchuck Audubon Society. She is also a former Snohomish County Charter Review Commissioner for District 5. Kelly is focused on environmental protections issues; she serves on the Executive Committee of the Sustainable Lands Strategy, which restores wildlife and salmon habitats along the Skykomish, Snohomish, and Stillaguamish River basins and estuaries. She supports living wage jobs, preserving farmland, housing for all income levels, a fully funded public health budget, and using tourism money instead of timber sales to fund schools.

Kelly is running against conservative Samuel Low and activist Tara Schumacher. Schumacher founded the Maltby Citizens Coalition, and has volunteered with numerous nonprofits. She wants to develop more transit than what's planned through Sound Transit 3 and develop non-criminal rehabilitation responses to homelessness and addiction.

We believe Kelly is the best choice in this race because of her broad progressive support and experience with public policy.

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Mukilteo City Council

Mukilteo City Council, Position #2

Christina (Tina) Over

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Tina Over is a real estate broker running for Position 2. Over has worked as the Marketing and Promotions Director for the Share-A-Bear Angel Foundation, and as a local PTA board member. She supports the city's move to become a "welcoming city" for people of all immigration statuses and providing more parks and green spaces for multigenerational use.

Her opponents in this race are Peter Zieve and Bob Champion. Zieve, an aerospace company executive, donated $1 million to Donald Trump's presidential campaign. He also created an anonymous postcard mailing campaign to oppose plans to build a local mosque.

Bob Champion is the incumbent for the position. He is currently the city council president, and serves on the National League of Cities Information Technology Steering Committee and the Association of Washington Cities’ Federal Committee, among other responsibilities. Over is the best choice in this race.

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