Candidates start to line up for Shoreline City Council

Monday, February 23, 2015

By Evan Smith

Candidates have started to line up to run in the coming election for positions on the Shoreline City Council.

The only incumbent to declare as a candidate is Jesse Salomon, who registered with the State Public Disclosure Commission last fall as a candidate for re-election.

Jessica Cafferty, program manager for the Women’s Funding Alliance in Seattle, has announced that she intends to run for the position that Councilman Chris Eggen now holds. Eggen has not announced whether he will run.

Keith Scully, a Shoreline Planning Commission member, has registered with the state Public Disclosure Commission as a city council candidate. He has yet to declare which position he will seek.

Scully was one of five candidates that the King County Council considered to replace Bob Ferguson in 2013, when Ferguson left the County Council to take office as state attorney general. The County Council narrowed the field to Shoreline Councilman Will Hall, attorney Rod Dembowski and State Rep. Cindy Ryu. Dembowski won the appointment and won election later that year to a four-year term representing Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, north Seattle and nearby areas on the Council.

The position that Councilwoman Doris McConnell holds also will be on the 2015 ballot.

Candidates file for ballot positions in early May.

Positions that have three or more candidates appear on the August primary ballot, with the top two vote-getters qualifying for the November general-election ballot. Positions with only one or two candidates appear only on the November ballot.

Registration with the Public Disclosure Commission allows candidates to raise and spend money for the coming campaign.

Update, and correction for spelling (Keith Scully) 2-24-2015 9:55am
Corrected spelling for Councilmember Jesse Salomon 2-24-2015 9:42pm


Anonymous,  March 1, 2015 at 3:05 PM  

This should be interesting, as the last time there was something that generated a large amount of public outcry, five councilmembers were replaced over two election cycles. Running for city council is a huge endeavor, however, requiring a lot of money and a lot of time. If elected, though, that requires a different set of skills. I am appreciative for those who are putting themselves - and their views - out there. Hopefully, SAN will provide the perspectives of all candidates.

Karen Easterly-Behrens,  March 6, 2015 at 11:23 AM  

It is an exciting time in Shoreline.....the electorate is paying attention, educating themselves, becoming and staying involved. A new age in politics for our fair city.

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