Tuohy To Run For Everett Mayor

February 10, 2017

Everett Government

Editors Note 2:50 PM: In our initial report we wrote that Judy Tuohy was a campaign co-chair for the re-election of Mayor Ray Stephanson. That is incorrect. Tuohy had endorsed Stephanson for Mayor but was never a co-chair. The co-chairs listed by the Stephanson campain were Everett City Council Member Cassie Franklin, Paul Roberts, Scott Murphy, Scott Bader, and Jeff Moore. My apology to Judy Tuohy for the error. – Leland Dart.

Judy Tuohy has announced her decision to run for Mayor of Everett. Here’s the announcement received Friday morning…


Judy Tuohy candidate supplied photo.

Judy Tuohy, Everett City Council Member (Position 7) and City Council President, formally announces her candidacy for the office of Mayor of Everett. Tuohy, an Everett native, is the Executive Director of the Schack Art Center in Everett.

Tuohy was elected to the Everett City Council in 2014. Since then, she has chaired the Public Safety Committee, served as liaison to the Historical Commission, Everett Public Library and Economic Development. In January she was elected as Council President by a unanimous vote of her colleagues.

A safe city for all citizens is a top priority and as the Chair of the Public Safety Committee, Tuohy presided over such work as the evaluation of the Fire Study, ordinance for regulating For-Hire vehicles and council safety. As the liaison to the Library, she advocated for the expansion of the South Everett branch of the Everett Public Library and was instrumental in bringing forth the expansion plan that was approved by the City Council in August 2016 and with an anticipated competition date of August 2018.  As Council President she initiated the creation of Council Neighborhood Liaisons, as an effort to reach out to, engage and increase council relationships with all neighborhoods (especially neighborhoods that lack council representation) to increase council connections to all neighborhoods and garner greater civic participation throughout the city.

Tuohy is known for her collaborative approach to governing, for doing her homework on issues, and for her keen insight and ability to move forward issues and plans.

Judy Tuohy graduated from Everett High School and attended Central Washington University. She had a career in education and retail before taking the helm at the Arts Council of Snohomish County in 1995. Over the 22 years Tuohy has grown the organization, now the Schack Art Center, into a regional powerhouse, with 65,000 visitors annually. As Executive Director, Tuohy presided over successful capital campaigns raising over $7 million to build and equip the Center. Last year, the Center hosted an exhibit of Chuck Close’s work, an internationally acclaimed artist whose roots were in Everett.

Tuohy is the mother of two – Julia, a Visual User Experience Designer in Seattle and Eddie, an Army Captain and current Army Reservist who is a Consulting Senior Analyst in Los Angeles. Her husband, prominent local attorney Tom Tuohy, passed away in 2007.

“As Mayor, I will work to create a vibrant city that provides for its residents a tremendous quality of life,” states Tuohy. “Everett is a city with great potential, and it is imperative that we act on it. We must redouble our efforts to ensure that our neighborhoods are safe and equipping our police to meet the challenges in all neighborhoods, that we have parks and recreational opportunities in all segments of our city, and that we continue to attract and retain companies that generate good jobs for our citizens. It’s time for Everett to take the lead.”

The campaign kickoff for Judy will be held on March 2 at the Scuttlebutt Brewing-Taproom, 3314 Cedar St., at 5:30 PM.

Contact Info: Citizens for Judy Tuohy, 425.359.8283, JudyTuohy4Mayor@gmail.com, PO Box 12401 Everett, WA  98206


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