The City of Edgewood will hold a primary election for mayor in April and a general election in August. Candidate filings for the mayoral position will be accepted Feb. 23, 24 and 25, 2015.
Last November, Edgewood citizens voted to change their form of government from a city manager to a strong mayor. The mayor position is nonpartisan and is governed by the rules for nonpartisan elections. If three or more candidates file for an office, a primary election will be held April 28. The top two vote-getters will then advance to the Aug. 4 ballot. If only one or two candidates file for an office – no primary will be held. The position will go directly to the Aug. 4 ballot.
Candidate filing will occur during a special period:
File in person, using computer kiosk, at the Pierce County Election Center Feb. 23-25, 2015 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The mayor position will appear on the ballot as a “short term – four year term.” This term is based on RCW 35A.02.050. The newly-elected mayor will take office immediately after being elected and serve the remainder of this year, and then serve a four-year term beginning in January 2016.
MEDIA CONTACTS:Julie Anderson, Pierce County Auditor 253-798-3188Julie.Anderson@co.pierce.wa.us
Mike Rooney, Elections Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Whitney Rhodes, Assistant to the Auditor 253-798-3189@PierceCountyAudWhitney.Rhodes@co.pierce.wa.us