Mary Fosse Announces Bid For Everett City Council District 1

March 15, 2021

Everett Government

Another candidate has sent us their intention to run for Everett City Council, position 1.

Mary Fosse. Candidate provided photo.

Mary Fosse, member of the Everett Public Schools Fiscal Advisory Council and legislative aide to State Representative Emily Wicks, today announced her bid for Everett City Council in District 1.

In kicking off her campaign, Fosse laid out her vision for the Council. A survivor with lived experience in poverty and childhood homelessness, Fosse now owns her own business and works at the legislature, and believes we need new perspectives on Council. She pledged to represent all parts of the district and continue her work on behalf of neighborhoods.

“I’m running for Everett City Council District 1 because I want to advocate for this community, and we need proactive leaders preparing for regional growth with a vision of Everett’s future as imagined by our increasingly diverse population, not just by those who have historically been in power. Everett should be leading the region into the future on climate, housing, and livability. While there are many challenges ahead, I see the great potential of this amazing city and know we can have an even stronger economic recovery if we focus on long-term and equitable, comprehensive solutions.”

With today’s announcement, Fosse announced the endorsements of Snohomish County Treasurer Brian Sullivan, State Representatives Mike Sells and Emily Wicks, Everett City Councilmember Liz Vogeli, and Wendy McClure, former Coordinator at Everett’s Office of Neighborhoods, among other neighborhood leaders and community members.

With those endorsements, Sullivan explained his early support of Fosse, “Mary has shown her leadership skills through her successful advocacy for the underserved Delta neighborhood and her work on the Districting Commission. I am confident that she will be an outstanding City Councilmember and prepare Everett for a more equitable, financially sound, and vibrant future.”

McClure continued, “As a leader in the Delta neighborhood, one of Everett’s most diverse areas, she knows the breadth of challenges people face, and can help bring forward new voices and under-represented perspectives.”

With nearly two decades of business and public service experience, Fosse also served as Chair of the Delta Neighborhood Association and on Everett’s Council of Neighborhoods for several years, and serves on Everett Public School’s Fiscal Advisory Council and as a former Commissioner on the Everett Districting Commission. Her community, equity, and environmental advocacy and commitment to improving the quality of life of all Everett neighbors dates back more than a decade. She lives in the Delta neighborhood with her husband, Michael and their two young children.

For more information, please visit Fosse’s website at


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