Winstead to seek re-election to Shoreline Council; two other incumbents take steps to run

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Shari Winstead seeks re-election
to Shoreline City Council
Shoreline City Councilwoman Shari Winstead announced Monday that she plans to seek re-election.

Winstead had registered Jan. 2 with the State Public Disclosure Commission, a step that allows her to raise and spend money for the Aug. 6 primary and Nov. 5 general election, Candidates file for ballot positions in May.

Incumbent Councilmen Will Hall and Christopher Roberts also have registered with the PDC.  Hall is a finalist for appointment to fill a vacancy on the King County Council, but he has said that, if he doesn’t get the appointment, he would decide whether to run for the County position or the City position.

Roberts is the only candidate who has reported raising or spending money for the City election. He has reported raising $1,455 and spending $727.

The fourth council member whose term expires this year, Keith McGlashan, said Tuesday night that he expects to run but added, "I'm keeping my options open," citing non-political reasons.

No potential challengers have expressed an interest in running.

Winstead said, “It is an honor and privilege to serve the people of Shoreline, and I am looking forward to another term of service. 
“The City has made great strides in my first term to strengthen our community, build quality infrastructure, operate within our financial restraints and accomplish our goals. 
“We are finally making progress achieving breakthroughs with economic development. New businesses are thriving, and the Council has adopted a Community Renewal Area program to encourage the redevelopment of Aurora Square, an underutilized 70 acre shopping area.  I want to make sure the City stays focused and on track,” she added.

Winstead has an early endorsement from Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Before joining the City Council, she led Ferguson’s King County Council staff.

She has worked for a top Seattle law firm for more than 25 years

Winstead is a 20-year resident of Shoreline. She has been co-chair for the successful 2006 Parks, Trails, and Open Space Bond Campaign, a board member of the Echo Lake Neighborhood Association and Richmond Little League, a founding member of ShoreDog, and a member of the Shoreline Breakfast Rotary Club. She was a 10-year member of the Shoreline Division of the Partnership for Youth Justice and served on several advisory committees for the City.

Winstead, Roberts and Hall each first won election in 2009, when all defeated incumbents; McGlashan is completing his second four-year term.

If three or more candidates file for any position, that position will appear on the primary ballot. Positions with only one or two candidates appear only on the November ballot.

Council members Chris Eggen, Doris McConnell and Jesse Salomon are in the middle of four-year terms.


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