Black Lives Matter activist, longtime politician face off for Lynnwood City Council seat

A political veteran is taking on a 21-year-old who is new to politics, but hoping to make history.

LYNNWOOD, Wash — Two people running for Lynnwood City Council this year are looking to make history in their own ways. While they hold similar views, they come from different backgrounds and generations. 

Josh Binda is a fresh face in city politics. The 21-year-old University of Washington Bothell political science major is the son of Liberian immigrants who literally won a government lottery to be allowed to enter America.

Binda made a name for himself as an outspoken activist during the George Floyd protests last year.

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