Stephanson Won’t Seek Re-Election as Everett Mayor

February 1, 2017

Everett Government


Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson will now not seek re-election.

Earlier this month Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson announced he would run for re-election. Last night learned he may have changed his mind and this morning we received the following statement…

“I love serving as Mayor of Everett, my hometown and a community that has been so gracious to myself and my family. We’ve accomplished a lot together over the past 14 years, from revitalization of our local economy to investing in our neighborhoods and serving the vulnerable with compassion.

While I had considered running once again for this post, upon reflection and conversations with my family I have decided to step down at the end of my term. I don’t make this decision lightly, but it is the right decision. Vikki and I are so appreciative of this city and its’ people, and we look forward to many more years of engagement in this wonderful community.”

Brian Sullivan, who is Everett’s representative on the Snohomish County Council has announced he is running for Mayor of Everett and has the endorsement of the Everett Police Officer’s Association and the Everett Firefighter’s Local 46 among others.

No word if anyone will step up now to face Sullivan. The filing period opens in May.


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