Everett Woman Announces Plans to Run For City Council Seat

March 24, 2014

Everett Government

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Judy Tuohy

We received our first press release of the election season today. Here it is as submitted…

Judy Tuohy
Announces Candidacy for Everett City Council, Position #7

Everett, WA – Community leader Judy Tuohy announced her candidacy for Everett City Council today. Born and raised in Everett, Judy has over 24 years of experience in business administration and management and has served on numerous boards and civic organizations in the City of Everett and Snohomish County. She currently serves on the Snohomish County Tourism Board of Directors.

Judy is challenging, Rich Anderson, who was appointed to the City Council in November 2013.

“I view my candidacy as a continuation of my last decade of public service work and accomplishments to enhance Everett, building capacity in the local business community, and helping Everett take a step forward to achieve the goals that most of us share for our community,” Judy said. “As a City Council member, I will be committed to fiscal responsibility, public safety, building our economy and clear and open communication with our citizens.”

Judy has already lined up strong coalition of supporters from Everett, including: Hap & Clay Wertheimer, Vickie Norris, Morrie Trautman, Caroline Mason, Chris & Holly Knapp, Barb Lamoureux, Deane Minor, Kim Nielsen, Si Newland and Maryalice Salget.

“We want someone who represents all of us, who is a problem solver with good business management skills, who not only understands how to balance a budget but also can think creatively in order to meet the challenges that lay ahead. Judy is the right person for the City Council,” said Clay Wertheimer.

About Judy:

Judy’s drive to serve our community comes from her late mother Leala Haner (1931-1984), who was hailed as a “leading force in the Everett’s business, civic and philanthropic community”; and characterized as being “a strong, energetic, forward thinker who got things done”. Judy was born and raised in Everett, growing up in the Seahurst and Claremont neighborhoods, graduating from Everett High School and Central Washington University with a B.A. degree in Health Education/Home Economics with a K-12 teaching certificate. She has led the Schack Art Center, formerly the Arts Council of Snohomish County, for over 19 years. Under Judy’s leadership, the organization has quintupled its annual operating budget, expanded art education and artist support programs and successfully raised over $6 million to build the new center.

Judy’s late husband, Tom, practiced law in Everett for 25 years and they have two grown children. Her daughter, Julia lives and works in Seattle as a Senior Art Designer and son, Eddie just completed his active duty as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

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