Majority Of Everett City Council Seats On Ballot This Year

April 14, 2019

Everett Government

Everett City Council

Change may be ahead as the majority of council seats are on the ballot this year with district voting starting in 2021.

If you don’t like how things currently are in Everett here is your chance to put words into action. Four of the seven seats on the City Council in Everett, Washington are up for election this year.

In 2019, there will be elections for positions 4 and 5 (2-year, at-large terms) and for positions 6 and 7 (4-year, at-large terms). No districts yet, all terms will be city-wide.

Position 1-5 will eventually become the district positions, and positions 6 and 7 will become the at-large positions.

2021 will be the first election by district. Candidates can run for 4-year terms in positions 1-5, representing the new districts.

In 2023, there will be elections for positions 6 and 7 for 4-year, at-large terms.

Here are the current incumbents and the position’s terms for the 2019 election.

  • City of Everett Council Position (4) 2-Year Liz Vogeli
  • City of Everett Council Position (5) 2-Year Scott Bader
  • City of Everett Council Position (6) 4-Year Brenda Stonecipher
  • City of Everett Council Position (7) 4-Year Judy Tuohy

    The current incumbents could file to move from a 2-year position to a 4-year or vice-versa.

    Filing officially begins on May 13th running through May 17th. The cost to file for Everett City Council is $291.97.

    Everett City Council positions are non-partisan.

    In addition, candidates may have to file notice with the WA State Public Disclosure Commission.

    The Snohomish County Auditor has published a Candidate Guide for those who may consider running for office.

    In addition to the four Everett City Council positions there are two Port of Everett Commission seats on the ballot and two at large seats on the Everett School Board.

    The Snohomish County Council District that serves Everett and Mukilteo is also on the ballot along with other County Council positions plus County Executive, Assessor, Treasurer, Auditor, Sheriff and Clerk. Those offices are partisan. The top two vote-getters in the Primary will advance to the General election regardless of party affiliation.

    More information about becoming a candidate including rules, costs, which are partisan and non-partisan office, etc. can be found here on the Snohomish County Auditor’s website.

    By the way, there is still time to apply to serve on the Everett Districting Commission. This citizen board will draw up the boundaries that will make up the five Everett City Council districts. The deadline to apply is April 30th.

    Editor’s note: MyEverettNews.com does not endorse any candidate or issue. We do accept political ads from candidates qualified to be on the ballot. We offer an opportunity for candidates on the ballot in the City of Everett races to submit a statement to our readers prior to the primary and general election. While I ran for Everett City Council two years ago I will not be running for any office this election cycle. – Leland Dart



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