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Embattled Lynnwood Councilman to challenge Larsen for Congress

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LYNNWOOD—According the Federal Election Commission filing on January 29, embattled Lynnwood Councilman Joshua Binda is intending to challenge Representative Rick Larsen (D) for the Second Congressional District. Binda will be running as a Democratic Party candidate, FEC filing shows. Representative Larsen (WA-02) has been in Congress since 2001 and is the Ranking Member of the […]

Recall effort fails to get signatures, Binda full steam ahead

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LYNNWOOD—The Committee to Recall Joshua Binda announced that it failed to collect the 2,416 signatures needed by January 10, 2024, for the recall to qualify for the April ballot against the Lynnwood Councilman. Because the committee missed the deadline to collect enough signatures, the recall effort is officially dead. “We thank the over 1,050 Lynnwood […]

Letter-to-Editor: Introducing Josh Binda, the George Santos of Lynnwood

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According to the New York Times, the House Ethics Committee concluded that Congressman George Santos (R-NY) illegally used his campaign funds for personal use and that he lied to Congress and the Public about his activities. The Ethics Committee’s report said that Congressman Santos spent donor money on designer clothing, plastic surgery, and personal airfare. […]

NAACP investigation targets Sessions and media in Binda discrimination case

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., July 21, 2023—The Snohomish County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) released their initial findings of its ongoing investigation of alleged discrimination toward Lynnwood City Councilman Joshua Binda on Thursday, July 20, in front of Lynnwood City Hall. In its findings, the organization alleged that fellow Lynnwood City Council President […]

Lynnwood Councilman tells PDC he doesn’t know how to write checks to pay fines

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OLYMPIA, Wash., July 9, 2023—During a Brief Adjudicative Proceeding on Thursday, July 6, with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission (PDC), Lynnwood Councilman Josh Binda was found in violation of failing to file his Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1) timely and fined $300 that will be suspended with the condition that he pays $1,250 (and […]

Superior Court Judge accepts Binda recall effort, decision now falls on voters

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., June 27, 2023—Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Marybeth Dingledy found sufficient reason to recall Lynnwood City Councilman Josh Binda for misfeasance, malfeasance, and violation of oath of office at a 9:30 a.m. hearing on Tuesday morning, June 27. The court accepted four of five charges brought forth by the Recall Binda Committee — […]

Binda expected to sign Settlement Agreement at Monday’s meeting

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., May 7, 2023—At its Business Meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 8, the Lynnwood City Councilman Joshua Binda is expected to accept an ethics complaint settlement and the council will discuss its remote attendance policy. For meeting details, click here. Councilperson Decker, on behalf of the City Council, filed an Ethics Complaint […]

Lynnwood Councilman under new campaign finance investigation by Washington state

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OLYMPIA, Wash., May 5, 2023—The Washington State Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) today has opened a new enforcement case against Lynnwood City Councilman Joshua Binda for failure to file his 2022 Personal Financial Affairs Disclosure Statement (F-1 report) on time. Also, according to PDC records, Councilman Binda has failed to pay any of the $1,250 in […]

Committee to recall Lynnwood Councilman Joshua Binda filed with PDC

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., April 6, 2023—Residents disappointed with Lynnwood Councilman Joshua Binda in his illegal campaign activities, pending ethics investigations, and most recently posting sexually suggestive pictures to minors, have officially filed with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission to recall the council member. In an email received the evening of Thursday, April 6, from The […]

The fallout from Binda’s “Love Conquers All” Tour fiasco continues

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., February 5, 2023—Fallout from what should have been an altruistic speaking tour, has been marred in scandal for Lynnwood Councilman Joshua Binda, with the latest coming from the Lake Washington School District confirming that the councilman failed to follow protocols violating scores of students’ privacy rights and safety. “We were not aware the […]

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