Greg Lineberry Announces Run For Everett City Council District 2

April 12, 2021

Everett Government

Received another announcement from a person declaring their candidacy for Everett City Council. This in today from Greg Lineberry.

Greg Lineberry. Candidate supplied photo.

Greg Lineberry announced his campaign for Everett City Council today, pledging to work to increase the supply of housing that’s affordable and help our small business economy recover.

“We are facing five crises at once,” Lineberry said. “Everett has a financial crisis, a homelessness crisis, an affordable housing crisis, an economic recovery crisis and a climate crisis. That’s why I’m running – I have the experience needed to handle moments of crisis.”

“With strong leadership, the strength of our local businesses and a great community, we can and will come out of these crises even better than before.”

After returning home from the U.S. Army, Lineberry worked at the Weyerhaeuser pulp production facility in Everett. Thirty-two years ago, he joined the Everett Police Department where he has proudly served the residents of Everett and worked to make policing more equitable, accountable and responsive to the community.

“I worked to eliminate the use of the “hog tie” as a police restraint tactic, double the amount of officer police academy training hours, implement a comprehensive Domestic Violence policy for the department and limit the situations where vehicle pursuits were allowed,” Lineberry said. “My work in Everett to eliminate the use of the “hog tie” tactic gained national recognition and helped eliminate this restraint tactic across the country.”

In addition to his professional career, Lineberry is a member of the Everett Rotary Club, served for a number of years on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County, and currently serves on the board for Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County. He has lived in Everett for most of his career and is rooted in the community. He was instrumental in bringing district-based city council positions to Everett and is currently working to amend Everett ordinances to expand opportunities for those that want to work from their homes.

Lineberry enters the race with the endorsements of the 38th District Democrats, The Everett Police Officers and Everett Police Management Associations, Amalgamated Transit Union 883 (Everett), Everett Municipal Employees AFSCME 113, former Everett Mayors Pete Kinch and Frank Anderson, Everett City Councilmembers Judy Tuohy and Liz Vogeli, State Reps. John Lovick and Mike Sells, Snohomish County Treasurer Brian Sullivan and Everett Port Commissioner David Simpson. A full list of endorsements can be found on www.electlineberry.com

If elected, Greg will retire from his position in law enforcement before being sworn in.

Lineberry and his wife, Teresa, live in the Forest Park Community and enjoy spending time with their three grandchildren. They are avid outdoor enthusiasts and frequently take advantage of the many recreational opportunities in the city and surrounding area.



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