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Auburn 2021 Elections

City of Auburn voters will have six races on their ballot that are specific to Auburn. Four are for the city, two are for the Auburn School District. Three of the races are uncontested.

Uncontested races and races with only two candidates go straight to the general election. As only one of the six races has more than two candidates running, that race will be the only Auburn-specific race on the primary ballot in August.

The City of Auburn runs under a Mayor/City Council plan. RCW 35A.12 explains the manner in which the authority and duties of this format of governs are split between the Mayor and Council.


Mayor:

Term: 4-years
Salary:  $ 164,037.36 (2021)
Legal description of duties and authority of the mayor: RCW 35A.12.100 and Auburn City Code: ACC 2.03
Current Mayor: Nancy Backus
Candidates: Nancy Backus

Note: Prior to the founding of the Auburn Examiner, Founder and Editor Elizabeth Miller endorsed Nancy Backus in the 2017 election. Because of this all Backus campaign coverage reporting and editing will be done by other members of the AE Team. This measure is being done in an effort to remove any question of unfairness or impartiality and help ensure our reader’s confidence in our fair and unbiased election coverage.  The Auburn Examiner does not endorse candidates and a candidate running unopposed will not change our coverage.

City Council:

Term: 4-years
Salary:
Legal description of duties and authority of City Council: Chapter 35A.12 RCW and Auburn City Code: ACC 2.06

Position No. 2:
Current: Deputy Mayor Claude DaCorsi
Candidates: Wendee Odell, Kate Baldwin

Position No. 4: 
Current: Yolanda Trout-Manuel
Candidates: Andrea Niemeyer, Hanan Amer, Yolanda Trout-Manuel

Position No. 4: 
Current: Larry Brown
CandidatesLarry Brown


Auburn School District No. 408 Board of Directors:

Term: 4-year
Legal description of duties and authority of school Board of Directors: RCW 28A.320.015 and ASD
See below for map and legal description of districts.

Director, District 3:
Current: Laurie Bishop
Candidates: Melissa J. Laramie, Dirk Dearinger

Director, District 5:
Current: Tracy Arnold
Candidate: Tracy Arnold

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Director District 3
Starting at the intersection of A St and SR 18.
Easterly on SR 18 to Eastern boundary of AUB 31-0069 (precinct).
South following the said precinct boundary line to Auburn Way.
West on Auburn Way to Hemlock St.
South on Hemlock St and extension to White River.
Westerly on White River to extension of 36th St.
West on 36th St to V St.
North on V St to 33rd St.
West on 33rd St to R St.
South on R St to 37th St
Westerly on 37th St to A St.
North on A St to the point of the beginning.

Director District 5
Starting at the intersection of SR 18 and 312th St.
Westerly on 312th St to Leah Hill Rd.
Southwesterly on Leah Hill Rd to 104th Ave.
North on 104th Ave to 307th Pl.
Southwesterly on Leah Hill Rd to 104th Ave.
North on 104th Ave to 307th Pl.
West on 307th Pl to Green River Rd.
Northwest on Green River Rd to Dykstra Park.
Southwesterly through Dykstra Park to Green River.
Northerly through the Green River to School District boundary.
Clockwise following the School District boundary to Eastern crossing of Green River.
Westerly through the Green River to the Southern boundary of Wynoche (precinct).
West following boundary line to the Southeastern boundary of AUB 31-0051 (precinct).
Southwest following the SE precinct boundary line to Auburn Way.
Northwest following Auburn Way to Eastern boundary AUB 31-0069 (precinct).
North following the Eastern precinct boundary line to SR 18.
Northeast on SR 18 to the point of the beginning.

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