Everett Mayor’s Race May Be A Battle This Year

January 17, 2017

Everett Government

Editors update January 19th: There are actually three Everett City Council positions up this year. No one has filed candidate registration yet but position 1 is up. That’s the seat currently held by Paul Roberts…

Mayor's race

Looks like there will be a contested race for Mayor of the City of Everett this year.

Just received a press release this morning from a political consulting firm announcing that Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson is seeking re-election.

Last election Stephanson was unopposed but this year former Mukilteo Mayor and current chair of the Snohomish County Council Brian Sullivan has announced he is running to be Mayor of Everett.

Stephanson filed his candidate registration for this November’s election back on February 7th, 2014 while Sullivan filed his paperwork on December 13th of 2016. The formal filing period for office actually begins on May 15th of this year but candidate registration allows officeholders a chance to raise money and endorsements ahead of filing.

Stephanson’s press release lists supporters including six of the seven current Everett City Council members, Congressional members Rick Larsen and Susan DelBene, the Snohomish County Executive and the Snohomish County Sheriff among others.

Brian Sullivan lists endorsements from the Everett Police Officers Association, Everett Firefighters Local 46 and the Machinists Union IAM District 751.

No word so far if anyone else is interested in the Everett Mayor’s race this year.

In addition to the Mayor’s position there are two Everett City Council seats on the November ballot. Everett City Council position #2 is currently held by Jeff Moore. He filed his candidate registration on January 13th of this year. One other person has filed for that seat. Alexander W. Lark filed his paperwork on January 5th of this year.

Everett City Council position #3 is also up on the ballot. That position is currently held by Scott Murphy who filed his candidate registration paperwork for the office back on January 13th of 2014. No other candidate registrations have been filed so far but there’s still a lot of time before May 15th.

Major issues facing those running for office in Everett this year include homelessness, passenger service at Paine Field in Everett, a long running budget deficit and the heroin and mental health issues that are visible in almost every neighborhood in Everett.

One other city office will be up for election within Everett this year, the position of Everett municipal court judge.

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