Candidate Statement From Scott Murphy For Port Of Everett Commissioner District 1

October 10, 2021

Everett Government

Editor’s Note: On September 19th candidates in the November 2nd General Election for Mayor, Everett City Council Districts, Everett School Board and Port of Everett Commissioner were invited to send a statement up to 500 words to introducing themselves to our readers. Not all of the candidates responded but we are publishing unedited statements from those that did reply by our deadline. does not endorse candidates but thinks this is a good way for you to hear directly from the people running. All offices are non-partisan.

Scott Murphy, candidate provided photo.

Scott Murphy For Port of Everett Commissioner

Candidate Statement: The Port of Everett helps generate over 39,000 jobs, both on the waterfront and throughout the region (including direct and indirect jobs) in support of commerce, economic development, international trade and expansion of recreational opportunities for public use.

The Port Commission’s obligation to provide effective financial leadership and planning is crucial to meeting the Port’s responsibilities. I believe my diverse background and business experience is relevant to serving as an effective Port Commissioner. This position is not about politics, it’s about overseeing the Port’s multi-million dollar waterfront businesses and its assets. Having to balance municipal and corporate budgets, I understand the importance of maintaining core services through careful management of the Port’s resources.

We have numerous opportunities at the Port as we emerge from the pandemic. I’m committed to supporting international trade and creating waterfront related jobs, completion of Waterfront Place for public enjoyment, leadership on sustainable environmental practices, and ensuring fiscal responsibility. It’s your money and I will make that every dollar is spent wisely and with transparency!

Thank you for your consideration and be sure to Vote on November 2nd!

Elected Experience: Everett City Councilmember for nine years (2013 through 2021)

Other Professional Experience: Licensed Certified Public Accountant for thirty-six years (1985 to June 2021), President of Goldfinch Brothers, Inc. Glass & Glazing (2008 to present); Board member and Audit Committee Chair, Mountain Pacific Bank (2006 to present)

Education: B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington (June 1984)

Community Service: Everett Public Facilities District Board member (Angel of the Winds Arena) (2018-present); Snohomish Health District Board (2014-2018); Community Foundation of Snohomish County Board member and Past Board Chair, Everett Public Schools Foundation Board member and Past Board Chair, North Everett Little League Past President and volunteer coach (ten years).


Current and Former Port Officials:

Glen Bachman – Current Everett Port Commissioner

Bruce Fingarson – Former Everett Port Commissioner

Connie Niva – Former Everett Port Commissioner

Mike Deller – Former Executive Director, Port of Everett

Don Hopkins – Former Everett Port Commissioner

Mark Wolken – Former Everett Port Commissioner

Jim Shaffer – Former Everett Port Commissioner


Local Elected Officials:

Ed Hansen-Former Everett Mayor

Ray Stephanson-Former Everett Mayor

Joe Marine-Mukilteo City Councilmember and Former Mayor

Scott Bader-Everett City Councilmember

Jeff Moore-Everett City Councilmember

Brenda Stonecipher-Everett City Councilmember

Judy Tuohy-Everett City Councilmember

Shannon Affholter-Former Everett Councilmember

Rich Anderson-Former Everett Councilmember

Gigi Burke-Former Everett Councilmember

Ethel McNeal-Former Everett Councilmember

Nick Harper-Everett Deputy Mayor

Kathy Atwood-Retired Everett Police Chief

Murray Gordon-Retired Everett Fire Chief

Sam Low-Snohomish County Councilmember

Nate Nehring-Snohomish County Councilmember

Caroline Mason-President, Everett School Board

Kristie Dutton-Former Everett School Board Member

Ed Petersen-Former Everett School Board Member


Affordable Housing Council

Associated General Contractors of Washington

The Herald

Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants See complete and updated list of endorsements at: E-mail contact:

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