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Former educator announces run for Lynnwood City Council

LYNNWOOD, Wash., January 25, 2023—David Parshall, age 49, a former public high school teacher, announced today that he is seeking the Position 7 seat currently held by outgoing Councilmember Shannon Sessions. Sessions announced last year that she would not run for reelection.

Parshall identifies roads and transit, along with public safety, livability, and preservation of green spaces, as key priorities. 

“I have lived in or near Lynnwood for most of my life. It is a special place that needs leadership to ensure responsible growth and keep us ahead of the curve”, Parshall says

Parshall notes that more families than ever are discovering Lynnwood as a great place to live, work, and play. He is focused on expanding and protecting opportunities for new and long-term residents of all backgrounds.

“Working with classrooms of diverse students, meeting and getting to know their families, showed me firsthand the importance of equity. I want to be sure we’re creating livability and access to opportunity in Lynnwood. The doors of success should be open for everyone in our city”, Parshall says.

Parshall has already earned an impressive array of endorsements. Former Lynnwood mayor Nicola Smith; Lynnwood Councilmember Julieta Altamirano-Crosby; Edmonds School District Director Dr. Deborah Kilgore; 32nd Legislative District Representatives Lauren Davis and Cindy Ryu; 44th Legislative District State Senator John Lovick; Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers; Snohomish County Councilmembers Jared Mead and Strom Peterson; and former Snohomish County Councilmember Stephanie Wright have all thrown their enthusiastic support behind Parshall’s bid.

“I am honored to be endorsed by such a wide range of community leaders”, Parshall says. “I look forward to discussing the future of Lynnwood. I’ll be meeting with residents, listening to their feedback, and working hard to earn their vote for City Council.”

Voters can learn more about David Parshall and his platform by visiting

SOURCE: Parshall for Lynnwood

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