Four Shoreline Council incumbents’ fundraising totals more than $25,000

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

By Evan Smith

The four Shoreline City Council incumbents running for re-election November have raised $25,460, even though three of the four are running unopposed.

Unopposed incumbent Councilwoman Shari Winstead leads Shoreline candidates having reported raising $9,366 and spending $4,948, almost all on a kickoff party. Among contributors to the Winstead campaign are fellow Council members Will Hall and Doris McConnell, former Councilman Paul Grace, former Councilman and current Ronald Wastewater District Commissioner Bob Ransom, Democratic State Rep. Ruth Kagi, former Shoreline School Board members Herb Bryce and Bill Schnall, Shoreline Planning Commissioner and recent candidate for the County Council appointment Keith Scully, and Ronald Wastewater District Board candidate Gretchen Atkinson.

Unopposed incumbent Councilman Will Hall reports raising $8,863 and spending $5,016, mostly for signs and mailing. Among contributors to Hall’s campaign are Ransom, Kagi, Schnall, Scully, Atkinson, City Councilman Chris Eggen, former School Board members Maren Norton and Judy Parsons, and Democratic Snohomish County Councilman Dave Gossett.

Councilman Chris Roberts raising $6,331 and spending $2,520, compared to no fundraising or spending for opponent Michael Javorsky. Contributors to the Roberts campaign include Scully, Atkinson, Eggen, Winstead, the 32nd: Legislative District Democrats, former District Democratic official Corey Murata, Democratic State Reps. Luis Moscoso and Cindy Ryu, Metropolitan King County Councilman Rod Dembowski, and Edmonds City Councilwoman Adrienne Fraley-Monillas. Expenditures primarily were for signs and mailing.

Unopposed incumbent Councilman Keith McGlashan reports raising $900 with no spending.


Anonymous,  August 21, 2013 at 8:42 PM  

Those that are unopposed should not be engaged in fundraising or spending. I applaud Mayor Keith McGlashan for doing the best in that regard. The money is better spent elsewhere in the economy! It's funny how it's many of the same names contributing to each campaign, it's evidence of there being an "exclusive club" for politicos who, without strong opposition, are isolated from the electorate. But, such is the way our system has been built, in Shoreline and elsewhere.

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