I am honored and humbled to serve as your Edmonds City Council member.

I will continue in the next 4 years to work for all the citizens of Edmonds no matter where you live.

It is clear to me that citizens want to see development outside of the view corridor, environmental protections of our land and sea, public safety with our police department as a priority, and wise use of our tax payers dollar.

I have heard you and will work toward our common interests.

Always feel free to contact me with ideas and suggestions for improvement in our city.


The elephant in the room

There is a proverb about a man who walks into a room full of people and one elephant. The people show no awareness of the elephant, so the man points out the elephant. Upon hearing this message, the people attack the messenger and totally ignore the elephant.

Nancy Farnam, in the Beacon's Guest View on June 22 (“Conservatives need not apply”), has done exactly that – she has attacked the messenger. All of the tactics Nancy accused Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas of using against Tyler Nebeker, she herself used against Adrienne.

Demonizing, denouncing, disagreeing with, political intolerance, ideological bullying, shouting, threatening, excluding and politically correct vigilantes.

Nancy's attacking rhetoric has become the normal response of many Republicans when they hear the words, "I do not support discrimination."

Unfortunately, our current president models this rhetoric, attacking the messenger and ignoring the message. Nancy has ignored Adrienne's message.

Adreinne's message is clear. First, sexism in our local city council is discrimination. Adrienne opposes discrimination and fights for Edmonds citizens to receive equal pay for equal work. Second, Nebeker, a member of the Washington Policy Center (WPC), wants to participate in our local government and Adrienne opposes Nebeker and the WPC.

The Washington Policy Center is a powerful Republican think tank, monetarily backed by the billionaire Koch Brothers.

Edmonds citizens need to take heed. WPC's Republican platform is the following: decrease taxes for the rich; no taxes for financial investments; dismantle government organizations that assist the disabled, the poor and children; rid government regulations that ban dumping toxic waste into the waters, land and air; rid safety regulations for workers and bank regulations allowing unreasonable interest rates; allow retirement savings to be gutted; and replace public schools with for-profit charter schools.

Edmonds citizen's elected Adrienne Fraley-Monillas because of her admirable leadership qualities and her courageous fight against bigotry, misogyny, racism, xenophobia and her fight to protect the rights of Edmonds' citizens.

We need more leaders like her. She points out the elephant in the room and shoulders the vitriolic attacks. Come on, Edmonds' citizens, stand with her and support a vocal, just and fair city government.

Vote for Adrienne.

Susan Pedersen


Why I voted ‘no’

“…within the city of Edmonds we were 52 percent women and 22 percent people of color, and that the mayor’s five appointees were all white men.

I was upset with the continued lack of diversity on our boards and commissions. This was not representative of our population within our city.” said Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas

Read the full article here


No Longer Acceptable

“A couple of weeks ago, two women came to our City Council meeting to talk about three public lawsuits filed by three women.”

“Two of the women named in suits worked for the Edmonds Police Department, and the other, a civilian, had been sexually assaulted by an on-duty Edmonds police officer. (Editor’s note: That officer was convicted and sentenced to jail.)”

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Adrienne named to leadership position for national women legislators

“Edmonds City Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas has been selected to serve in a leadership role for the National Foundation for Women Legislators, the nation’s oldest non-partisan organization addressing the needs of elected women at the city, county and state levels of government.”

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Read the Foundation for Women Legislators press release here