by Luke Putvin luke.putvin@lynnwoodtimes.com

About 30 people attended Lynnwood Forward’s kickoff at Bistro 76 on Friday, July 5. Among those in attendance were Mayor Nicola Smith, Council Vice President Christine Frizzell and Councilmember Shannon Sessions.

The kickoff marked the start of the Lynnwood Forward slate’s campaign. The slate is made up of Naz Lashgari, Ashkan Amouzegar and Nick Coelho.

Mayor Smith said she is endorsing these candidates, along with Julieta Altamirano-Crosby, to fill skill gaps in the council and represent communities that aren’t currently represented. She finished by saying she is glad to see new people in the political process.

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Lynnwood Times Photo. Mayor Nicola Smith speaking at Lynnwood Forward kickoff on July 5 at Bistro 76.

Frizzell endorsed all three of the candidates and offered the advice that everyone’s voice matters and that it is valuable to listen to all members of the community.

Lashgari, Amouzegar and Coelho all spoke and offered their individual qualifications along with giving thanks for the support from the mayor, the councilmembers in attendance and all of their friends.

“We are here, we are the future and we are here to move Lynnwood forward,” Amouzegar said.

“I want people to walk away knowing each individual on the slate brings their own thoughts,” Lashgari said. “I want people to know what distinguishes my past and make an informed decision voting.”

Lynnwood Times Photo. Council Vice President Christine Frizzell speaking at Lynnwood Forward kickoff on July 5 at Bistro 76.
Lynnwood Times Photo. Council Vice President Christine Frizzell speaking at Lynnwood Forward kickoff on July 5 at Bistro 76.

“I want people to walk away with the idea that we have serious candidates running serious campaigns,” Coelho said. “Right now, I’m working on supporting my fellow allies in the primary.” Coelho will move directly to the General Election, so he will not be on the Primary ballot.

For more information on Lynnwood Forward and its candidates, go to lynnwoodforward.com.

Luke Putvin

I graduated from the University of Washington in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts, and I majored in Creative Writing. I began working at the Lynnwood Times in April of 2019 when we released our first issue. To me, community newspapers help highlight things that don’t typically get highlighted by larger news sources. For me, I find this especially true about the arts, and I have a strong passion for the arts community and bringing information about it to the public.

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One thought on “Lynnwood Forward slate’s campaign kicks off

  • July 26, 2019 at 2:57 PM
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    I can NOT find “Lynnwood Forward” anywhere on the PDC website. I am concerned that if
    they (Lynnwood Forward group) can’t follow Washington State Law. Why would I trust them with the Lynnwood City Budget?

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