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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 — […]

Massive turnout launching Lynnwood Council Vice President’s 2023 campaign kickoff

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., June 24, 2023—To an impressive turnout of just over 100 supporters at her home, Lynnwood Council Vice President Dr. Julieta Altamirano-Crosby kicked off her 2023 re-election campaign themed “Building Community,” with a message of growth, public safety, mental health, and environment. “In a world full of spectators, let’s be players,” Councilwoman Dr. Altamirano-Crosby […]

Former Lynnwood City Council President running unopposed and on path to retain seat

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., May 21, 2023—Last week incumbent Lynnwood City Councilman and former Council President George Hurst formally announced the kickoff of his reelection campaign for Position 6. At the end of filing week on May 19, it shows Hurst is running unopposed and will most likely be re-elected for another 4-year term in the General […]

Jim Smith launches Lynnwood City Council re-election campaign

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., May 13, 2023—Jim Smith has announced that he will seek re-election this year to continue serving the people of Lynnwood. “My highest priority has always been for the safety and well being of our community.  I believe we need to prioritize our families as well as our senior citizens who have given so […]

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 […]

Binda found guilty of violating public disclosure laws, fined $1,000


OLYMPIA, Wash., January 26, 2023—The Washington State Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) found Lynnwood Councilman Joshua Binda guilty of two separate PDC violations and imposed a $1,000 fine at its public hearing Thursday, January 26. The violations include using $2,742 of campaign funds for personal use (RCW 42.17A.445 and WAC 390-16-238) related expenditures as well as […]

Ethics investigation launched against Lynnwood Councilman Josh Binda

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., January 25, 2023—Lynnwood residents again brought up concerns with the proposed opioid treatment center during public comments, but Councilmember Josh Binda was a major focus during the council meeting on January 23 for alleged ethics violations.  After a long discussion of possible ethics violations by fellow Councilman Josh Binda that recently came to […]

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