Scott Murphy Announces Bid For Everett Port Commissioner

April 6, 2021

Everett Government

We’ve received another announcement for a person running for office this fall. Scott Murphy, who is currently serving on the Everett City Council today announced he will run for Everett Port Commission Position #1. Here is his announcement.

Scott Murphy, candidate supplied photo.

Respected business leader and Everett City Council Member Scott Murphy has announced his candidacy for the Everett Port Commission. Murphy will be a candidate in District # 1 which includes Priest Point, Port Gardner Bay on the west to the Snohomish River on the east, and neighborhoods in northeast Everett, northwest Everett, central Everett, Lowell, and Everett’s business district.

Scott Murphy and his wife Kippy have three grown children. Murphy will be leaving his Council position at the end of 2021, having served on the City Council since 2013.

City Council Experience Will Benefit the Port

After eight years of service to the City of Everett, Murphy has a reputation as an effective budget and finance leader, public safety advocate, and a strong voice in protecting residential neighborhoods. “It has been an honor to serve our community as a Councilmember over the past eight years” said Murphy. “I look forward to continuing my public service and am committed to serving the various constituencies of the Port District.” said Murphy. “As a taxpayer, having to balance both personal and corporate budgets, I understand the importance of responsible fiscal management of taxpayer resources to address the priorities essential for the Ports’ international seaport and foreign trade, economic growth for good family wage jobs, and the ongoing development of Port properties for public use and recreation.”

“I have worked with Scott for many years on the City Council and in other community activities.” said CPA and former City Councilmember Rich Anderson. “Scott has common sense. His City Council experience, financial and operational expertise, and success managing significant business responsibilities throughout the years, will benefit the Port, particularly as we move forward to re-build the economy.”

“I have been interested in and attentive to the Port’s business and activities for years”, said Murphy. “I want to continue to support the Port’s key initiatives and will work closely with Port management and the Port Commissioners to make responsible and sound decisions for the Port’s long-term horizon.”

Murphy has identified four key areas of focus: (1) Creating Waterfront Jobs and Economic Development to support business expansion and retention; (2) A commitment to increasing public access, recreational opportunities and completion of Waterfront Place for public enjoyment, and active planning with the Port’s boating community for marina improvements; (3) Responsible budgeting and spending to ensure that the taxpayers’ dollars are well spent and that the port’s operations are efficient; and (4) Commitment to the environment and opportunities for green initiatives; continued clean-up of legacy contamination including the former Kimberly Clark site, which must be redeveloped for enhanced cargo use, support of seaport operations and waterfront jobs.

A Leader in Business

Following a successful business career with Safeco Insurance as Vice President of Finance, Scott left in 2008 to accept a position with Goldfinch Bros, Inc. as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. In February 2014, Scott was promoted to President, overseeing day-to-day operations of the entire business. Goldfinch Bros., with business throughout the Puget Sound region, is the oldest glass and glazing firm in the Pacific Northwest dating back to 1892 with current employment of nearly 200 team members.

“We were extremely pleased when Scott accepted our offer to help us lead and expand our business.” said Greg Goldfinch, CEO of Goldfinch Bros., Inc. “Over the years he has provided strong leadership to our Company and demonstrated excellent business judgment through various business cycles. The City of Everett has benefited from his fiscal leadership and decision making over the past eight years and the Port of Everett would be well served if Scott is elected.”

Serving Our Community

Murphy has a strong record of community service dedicating considerable time to volunteer service, youth activities, and community affairs. In addition to his eight years of service on the City Council, Murphy is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Everett Public Facilities District, which oversees operations at the Angel of the Winds Arena. Murphy also currently serves as a Board member and Chair of the Audit Committee for Mountain Pacific Bank, a $500 million community bank headquartered in Everett, Washington. Murphy previously served four years as a Board member for the Snohomish Health District and is a Past Board Chair of both the Community Foundation of Snohomish County and the Everett Public Schools Foundation.

Murphy begins his Port Commission campaign with strong local support, including endorsements from former Everett Mayors Ray Stephanson and Ed Hansen and from current Port Commissioner Glen Bachman and former Port Commissioner and former Everett City Councilmember Connie Niva. Scott is also supported by State Senator and current Everett Deputy Mayor Nick Harper. Additional endorsements include: Everett City Councilmembers Judy Tuohy, Scott Bader and Jeff Moore and former City Councilmembers Shannon Affholter, Rich Anderson, and Gigi Burke as well as Everett School Board member Caroline Mason and former Everett School Board member Kristie Dutton.

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