Paul Roberts Announces Campaign For Re-Election To Everett City Council Position 1

December 21, 2020

Everett Government

This in today as Paul Roberts becomes the first incumbent on the Everett City Council to formally announce to us he’s running in one of the five new City Council Districts in Everett, Washington. Roberts lives and is running in District 1 Here’s what his campaign sent.

Paul Roberts. Candidate supplied photo.

Councilmember Paul Roberts is seeking re-election to the Everett City Council. Roberts currently represents Position 1 and seeks re-election in the new District 1. This is the first election involving the five new council districts.

Everett District 1 is home to 22,000 neighbors with diverse characteristics and interests. The district incorporates all of the Delta and Northwest neighborhoods, most of Riverside, part of Bayside and a small portion of Port Gardner.

“Difficult times call for experienced leadership,” Roberts said. “Our first order of business is to bring together the new District 1 — both sides of Broadway, all the neighborhoods, the riverfront and Port. What happens in District 1 impacts all of Everett, Snohomish County and the Puget Sound region. I am proud of my work, leading the fight on climate change, tackling our structural budget deficit, providing affordable housing, rebuilding our economy based on clean energy and green economic principles, rethinking our transportation systems, and maintaining a clean environment.”

Paul Roberts was first elected to the Everett City Council in 2006. Since that time, he has championed the most critical issues for Everett’s District 1. He led Everett’s effort in the smelter cleanup agreements with the Department of Ecology after Asarco declared bankruptcy, and served on the Washington State Area-Wide Soil Contamination Task Force, resulting in the cleanup action plan and soil remediation. He also fought for the establishment of grants for Riverfront Redevelopment.

“The next four years will be challenging,” Roberts said. “I bring the most experience, accomplishments, and capacity to build Everett’s future. Please visit my website at to learn more about my experience in our community and region, and my vision for Everett’s future.”

Roberts’ campaign launches with the endorsements of Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, former U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers, and State Reps. Mike Sells and John Lovick.


Roberts has more than 45 years of experience in environment, land use, transportation, aviation, and economic policy. He has dedicated his career to public service in both the public and private sectors. He is Chair of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Board of Directors, and Vice Chair of the Sound Transit Board of Directors. As a consultant, he is currently working with the

Association of Washington Cities on climate change, green economic development and sustainability issues.

In the public sector, Roberts served as Director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Everett and Public Works Director and Assistant City Manager for the City of Marysville. He also has extensive experience as a consultant in the private sector, including with BERK in Seattle, working on transportation policy and planning.

Additionally, he is a former Chief of Staff to Congressman Norm Dicks and a former Everett School Board member.


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