One City Council Race On The Ballot In Everett

November 4, 2018

Everett Government

We’re highlighting a few races for folks living in Everett. Election Day is Tuesday and while you don’t have to put a stamp on your ballot you must still sign the envelope and make sure it is postmarked no later than the 6th. You can also put it in a drop box by 8 PM election night. In Everett there is a ballot drop box out front of the county courthouse at Wall and Rockefeller in downtown Everett and also in the parking lot between Sears and Famous Dave’s at the Everett Mall.

Everett City Council Position 4: 1-year unexpired term. Winning candidate will be sworn in once election certified. This is a non partisan office to fill an appointment following the election of Cassie Franklin as Mayor. Ethel McNeal was appointed to the position by majority vote of Everett City Council. She came in third in the top-two primary so this contest is now between Tyler Rourke and Liz Vogeli.


Tyler Rourke photo and info from WA Voter’s Guide

Tyler Rourke

Elected Experience: If elected, this will be my first opportunity to serve our community in public office.

Other Professional Experience: Project Engineer – Electroimpact, Mukilteo, WA

Education: B.S. Industrial Technology – Western Washington University (2003)

Community Service: City of Everett Transportation Advisory Committee – 2018 Chair; YMCA of Snohomish County – Board of Trustees; Big Brothers Big Sisters – Weekly volunteer “big” in school based program; Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop (non-profit organization) – Board member

Statement: I’m running for Everett City Council because I want to improve the quality of life for all residents of Everett. To do this, our city needs to remain affordable while growing sustainably. As we continue to grow we must be careful not to forget our historical roots or lose too much of the city’s charm and character. When my kids grow up, I want them to feel proud of being from Everett. Let’s not do what Seattle has done.

We all agree that homelessness, opioid abuse, gangs, and violence are unwanted in our community. We need to have compassion for one another in addressing these challenges, but we also need to enforce our laws and hold people accountable for their actions. I believe we can find a better balance. The library shouldn’t be a de facto day shelter, and our parks shouldn’t serve as injection sites. I don’t have all of the answers, but I do have fresh perspective and a willingness to put considerable time and effort into solving these problems.

I would be honored to earn your vote.

(425) 970-2430


Liz Vogeli photo and info from WA Voter’s Guide

Liz Vogeli

Elected Experience: Chair, Westmont-Holly Neighborhood Association; Secretary, 38th Legislative District Democrats.

Other Professional Experience: Community organizer 1997 – present; Early Learning Professional/Therapeutic Child Care 1998 – 2002 ; Head Start Teacher 2004 -2010

Education: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, CA; AAS Olympic College, Bremerton, WA; ECE training Bates Technical College, Tacoma, WA

Community Service: Chair, Westmont-Holly Neighborhood Association 2017-present; U.S. Coast Guard Ombudsman 2014 – 2015; Secretary, 38th LD Democrats 2018 – present; President, Vice-President, Secretary- Bremerton Urban Garden Society, 2004 – 2009, Board Member, Everett Districts Now; Volunteer Organizer, March For Our Lives.

Statement: As a former Ombudsman for the U.S. Coast Guard and spouse of a previously deployed service member, I understand the value of public service. Every neighborhood feels the effects of rising home prices, rents, and property taxes, which makes housing unaffordable for many. We also witness those struggling with mental illness and addiction, who have resorted to living on the streets.

I’m committed to strengthening our community by increasing the availability of safe, affordable housing and connecting the vulnerable  with support services to return to a stable, productive life. I support the creation of family wage jobs and attracting new businesses to Everett.

I will look for ways to ensure our first responders are adequately funded and have the right tools to keep us safe. I will listen to your ideas and concerns and fight for them, on your behalf. Vote for me, and I will work for you!

Endorsements: SnoCo. Democrats, 38th LD Democrats, SnoCo. Young Democrats, Senator(s) John McCoy & Maralyn Chase, Representative(s) June Robinson, Mike Sells & John Lovick, Everett Councilmember Brenda Stonecipher, SnoCo. Councilmember Brian Sullivan, and the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington. See the full list of endorsements at

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